Sock for Oyster Shells

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    Hello,

    I have been using the attached sock to house my oyster shells in; however it is really to small and I end up with a bunch of 12" bulky bags with no room to fit them. Does anyone know if I can get this in a bigger diameter or an alternative that would lay flatter in the waterfall? I have done a search-but not sure what would be safe. Thanks in advance. drain sleeve.jpg
     
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    I make packets for them with window screening .I have found fine mesh bags at a couple of dollars stores and even found a mesh bag at tractor supply .But window screening is still the cheapest
     
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    Mesh laundry bags.
     
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    Thank you both-the shells I get seem to be quite small-I will have to look into both these options and see it they go through.
     
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    mine are the chicken grit ones from tractor supply
     
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    Yes that is what I buy from the feed store. Can I ask how you close up the screen so they don't get flushed out?
     
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    I use knee high hose!
     
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    I make the bag big enough to fold it over and hand sew it closed .I have the extra fine window screening also that I got at habitat for humanity restore
     
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