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    Power head man

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    CPR sr3 protein skimmer

    Post by Power head man on Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:34 am

    Help...... I put in my sr3 in my biocube I removed the bio balls and installed it into my 2nd chamber but now im getting so many micro bubbles in my tank its crazy what do I do
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    Re: CPR sr3 protein skimmer

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:40 am

    Where are the bubbles coming from?

    I think Nick is familiar with that setup...

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    Power head man

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    Re: CPR sr3 protein skimmer

    Post by Power head man on Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:45 am

    sisterlimonpot wrote:Where are the bubbles coming from?

    I think Nick is familiar with that setup...

    HEY NICK!!

    There flowing out the last part of the the skimmer which is the bio bale from there it goes to my pump then into my tank

    Where is nick?
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    reefer87

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    Re: CPR sr3 protein skimmer

    Post by reefer87 on Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:09 pm

    Are you running to much air in it? Is it a brand new skimmer?
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    Re: CPR sr3 protein skimmer

    Post by Power head man on Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:29 pm

    reefer87 wrote:Are you running to much air in it? Is it a brand new skimmer?


    It's weird mine has a muffler only no adjustment I'm running a rio600 should I buy a air Ajuster

    And yes I just picked it up yesterday
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    Re: CPR sr3 protein skimmer

    Post by reefer87 on Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:31 pm

    I would try adjusting it but it is also brand new it's going to have a break in time frame.
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    Re: CPR sr3 protein skimmer

    Post by Power head man on Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:15 pm

    reefer87 wrote:I would try adjusting it but it is also brand new it's going to have a break in time frame.

    Ok I hope it stops soon
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    Re: CPR sr3 protein skimmer

    Post by dwolson2 on Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:12 pm

    Did you completely remove the bio balls?


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    Re: CPR sr3 protein skimmer

    Post by Power head man on Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:52 pm

    dwolson2 wrote:Did you completely remove the bio balls?

    Ya I removed all the bioballs and the bottom plate should I have not removed them?
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    Re: CPR sr3 protein skimmer

    Post by dwolson2 on Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:14 pm

    the bio balls have a lot of bacteria, and when you pulled them out, you pulled out a lot of the bacteria in your tank. Your tank could and probably will go into another cycle. they(big they don't remember who) recommend only taking out a few at a time so your bio load doesn't change too dramatically. Have you checked your ammonia since you took them out?


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    Re: CPR sr3 protein skimmer

    Post by reefer87 on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:54 pm

    I had a personnel experience with bio balls. I went to replace mine in my biocube and I did the same thing. I removed to many of the bacteria filled one and replaced with fresh clean ones and I initiated a cycle in my tank. Check your prams. If you kept the bio balls wet I would recommend putting some back. Maybe on the return side just to let the bioload adjust.
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    Re: CPR sr3 protein skimmer

    Post by Power head man on Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:22 pm

    reefer87 wrote:I had a personnel experience with bio balls. I went to replace mine in my biocube and I did the same thing. I removed to many of the bacteria filled one and replaced with fresh clean ones and I initiated a cycle in my tank. Check your prams. If you kept the bio balls wet I would recommend putting some back. Maybe on the return side just to let the bioload adjust.

    Ya I checked my prams everything's is good I left my dirty filter that need to be changed in as well as my water so I hope it doesn't cycle again.. I just have so many bubbles it's crazy
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    Re: CPR sr3 protein skimmer

    Post by clownfish14 on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:41 am

    sisterlimonpot wrote:Where are the bubbles coming from?

    I think Nick is familiar with that setup...

    HEY NICK!!

    I have the nano ube not the bio cube sorry im not going to be able to give u any more info then you already have


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    Re: CPR sr3 protein skimmer

    Post by Power head man on Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:22 pm

    Ok so after two weeks of tweaking the bubbles finaly stopped thanks for all the help guys cheers

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