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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Good evening, 150 gallon salt water fish only. My tank would be crystal clear if it was not for microbubbles. I shut the skimmer off to see if this was the culprit, but still have some micro bubbles gathering in almost a whirlpool on top of tank, then my return pushes them into the rest of the...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have been trying to get the most fish possible in my tank. I am running a skimmer for twice the tank size and I am considering the micro bubble method. I have seen it being effective for people but I don't know too much about it? What's your guy's input on it?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone have a problem with micro bubbles when using the cadlights pls50 skimmer? I can't seem to get rid of them. I have been running the skimmer for about a month now and it works great, I have no complaints about it skimming ability, but I have micro bubbles in my tank like crazy. The...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I am rather new to the hobby and new to the site and very excited to learn everything I can to get my tank running perfectly. My setup includes: -150 gal drilled tank -30+ gal sump (3 section w baffle and 2 - 7in socks) -EuroReef Skimmer -NextReef SMR1 Reactor (with sponges added for...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Am a bit confused as to why there are quite a few micro bubbles on my tank wall. Mind you that it's a brand new tank with sump and currently got salted RODI water. That's it, nothing else. What might cause these micro bubbles? What is the most common reason why they exist? They are quite...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I've been having a big issue of small amounts of micro-bubbles coming from my return...it comes in spurts of about 10-15 second intervals...Water line is perfect in my sump...I get a small trickle of bubbles going into my fuge but it disappears once it comes back up...I have baffles up...my...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, So I am still learning about Saltwater tanks (Learning a lot per minute here), and my tank has been running for about 3~4 months. I did a water change last week, and I am about to do another one tomorrow, but for a few days, I have noticed a "dust" in the water, mostly at the top that...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hello TRT, I am in need of some assistance. I have a 120 gallon tank with dual overflow boxes. I recently started putting out micro bubbles from one of the returns. Changed all the plumbing and hoses last night and I have micro bubbles coming from both returns and it is clouding my tank. Not...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    So I moved to a new house and I figured that would be a good time to reinvent my 120 gallon (4'x2'x2') reef tank for the better. I first started by getting a coast to coast overflow put in, so I can do the Bean Animal style drain system. I did 1" plumbing for all the drains and returns. I...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, I am having issues getting these micro bubbles out of my tank!!:angry: i have a 37 gallon with a 10 gallon sump with 3 baffels. my overflow goes into a 200 micro filter sock and so does the skimmers output. I also have a bubble trap with 3 to 4 inch thick foam. Still, micro bubbles...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I'm setting up my new tank which is a 120Gal with a 30Gal sump. CUrrently I have 1" pvc pipes coming down from the tank to the sump. There is currently 5 90 degrees elbows trying to slow the flow of water (too much that's causing water level on the tank to raise a bit but not...
  12. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    Hello everyone, I think my mag 12 return might be cavitating. I have lots of micro bubbles in the display. When I hold my ear to the sump where the 12 is located I can hear it cavitating I think. Sounds like a burst of bubbles every few seconds. Sump is located approximately 7 feet below...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hey, I'm a total noob to the whole saltwater scene, working on setting up my first tank. It's a nonstandard 150 gallon display, and I'm using a 40 gal breeder for the sump, and adding acrylic dividers to do all the good sump stuff. So the current plan for the sump is to do the relatively...
  14. Skimmers & other filtration
    i bought a 29 gallon biocube for christmas and it has been running for about 3 months now. fully cycled with 2 clowns, 2 chromis (witch i might take out cause they are nipping at my clownfish), and one midas blenny( who is da boss of the tank), with one little coral. in the back i have a uv...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I've done some researching and couldn't find a clear answer to this. I have the eshopps overflow and I just made a hofer gurgle buster and man what a difference it's made as far as gurgling and water swoosh, BUT I'm still getting a ton of micro bubbles in the intake housing of the sump. From...
  16. Reefing Equipment
    I'm experiencing some micro bubbles from my overflow. I have the water dumping into a 4" cpr filter sock but i"m still getting bubbles. Any suggestions?
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I just got my Tunze 9002 nano protein skimmer and got it in the tank. So far I'm working on getting the bubbles to the right spot for skimming with some fine tuning on the air valve. However, it is making tons of micro bubble out of the bottom of it. At first it was so many looked like green...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hello TRT, I decided to get rid of my 2 mag pumps in my sump and put in a reeflo external pump instead. I got everything plumbed (PVC Type 40), installed (including a 2-way manifold to supply reactors) mounted So I plugged it in and everything worked perfectly except I now have Micro...
  19. Reefing Equipment
    Ive got this thing set up so the power head pushing water through it is in the first chamber of my sump. Which is where there are micro bubbles from skimmer and overflow exit. Its getting air bubbles in the reactor and on the bio pellets. Question is that gonna be a problem, should I place the...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I had a red algae out break, so I pulled out my Red Slime Remover and treated the 90 gallon tank. (like I have done many times before). Long story short about 4 hours later I take a look in to the tank and my collection cup was MAX. (this is to be expected since all of the breaking down organic...
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