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    reefer87

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    Microbubbles

    Post by reefer87 on Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:09 am

    How do you get rid of micro bubbles with a sump running currently?
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    Re: Microbubbles

    Post by Crusty Old Shellback on Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:29 am

    Add in a over/under bafle plate before yoru return pump.

    Basically you want to seperate your skimmer out put from your return pump section. A couple of baffles will do that. The one for the return pump side should be about 2" off the bottom and high enough so no water goes over it. That way it will keep the bubbles out of teh return pump area.
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    Re: Microbubbles

    Post by dwolson2 on Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:29 am

    foam in certail places can work, changing the placement of your skimmer outlet too. take a pic of your set up and post it up. It will give us more to go by.


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    Re: Microbubbles

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:15 pm

    I like crusty's idea better. Although using a foam sponge will trap detritus and rauise your nitrates and phosphates, you can combat against that by cleaning the sponge often.


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    Re: Microbubbles

    Post by dwolson2 on Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:43 pm

    I suggested foam and placement since his sump is already going. To add baffles, he would have to take it out clean and dry it, and install them clean again, then put eveything back in. it would be the best thing, but as he sits, its another idea.


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    Re: Microbubbles

    Post by reefer87 on Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:49 pm

    Oops with out sump. Typo.
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    Re: Microbubbles

    Post by clownfish14 on Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:33 pm

    What tank do u have right now?


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    Re: Microbubbles

    Post by reefer87 on Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:39 pm

    It's a 60 gallon. I'm rigging up a diy overflow right now.
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    Re: Microbubbles

    Post by clownfish14 on Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:14 pm

    so where are the micro bubbles coming from? one of your powerheads?


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    Re: Microbubbles

    Post by reefer87 on Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:22 pm

    I think the skimmer.
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    Re: Microbubbles

    Post by reefer87 on Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:24 pm

    I turned off the skimmer and it seems to be clearing up.
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    Re: Microbubbles

    Post by clownfish14 on Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:40 am

    Is it a hob skimmer? What type is it?


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    Re: Microbubbles

    Post by reefer87 on Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:47 am

    It's a petsmart bottom shelf skimmer. I don't remember the brand.
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    Re: Microbubbles

    Post by clownfish14 on Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:25 am

    Hmmm. U have any pics? If you can tell me how it works or send me a pic i mightbe able to figure out something that will help cut back on the bubbles


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    Re: Microbubbles

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:50 am

    Pics will definitely help.

    If anything I will be at mugu today so if you want me to stop by for a few minutes to take a look let me know.


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    Re: Microbubbles

    Post by reefer87 on Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:14 pm

    Its a all-flow American pump. With a Rio 2500 pushing water. Sister if you want to stop by that would be awesome.




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