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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, Please see Attachment for my sump design. Here are the key ideas of my sump: - No Filter Sock, use Sponge instead. (I find it easier to change sponge in this design) - But the Sponge filtering happens AFTER protein skimmer for 2 big reasons: Reason 1. Get must crap out of...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Everyone! I've had everything up and running for just about 3 monts now, I want to add more inhabitants to my tank, specifically LPS. Since I'm running a 20 gal, and can't get a sump, I'd like to look into possible improvements I could start making to my tank in order to get ready to really...
  3. 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...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys. I have a 75-gallon reef tank with a Reef Octopus In-Sump Skimmer. However, I'm noticing that there are quite a bit of microbubbles floating around in the display tank. I think I may have the culprit, although not a solution. I believe the output of my skimmer is creating many bubbles...
  5. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hi all, first post here! I'm new to having Protein Skimmers as most of my fish keeping experience has been in FW, so I have some questions... I have a AquaOne G216 Protein Skimmer set up on the back of my 200L tank. I think it's important to mention that my tank is only a day old. My tank...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 28g cube and an Innovative Marine skimmer that I got about 6 weeks ago. I am still have microbubble issues and I figured out it's related to the amount of flow in the tank. I have 2 pumps that produce 300gph each but it still seems like it's not enough flow because stuff collects on the...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, so my wife decided to start up a salt water tank, and she did so with great enthusiasm. However with work and what not her interest has started to sway elsewhere and I have pretty much started looking after it on. I have to admit it's a sweet hobby, although very expensive. There is a...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I added some saltwater tank putty in my tank to attach some rocks to some other rocks because they weren't very secure. I don't know the putty's brand name (I got the stick from a friend), but it's coralline pink colored. As soon as I put the putty into the tank, the skimmer started churning...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    My sump keeps making a vortex and sending microbubbles into my tank. First off, I want to know how bad this even is for my tank. Second off, I keep filling it with more water or use the bag of carbon to hold the pump down and this works for a little, but eventually it just makes another vortex...
  10. Reefing Equipment
    I've had this CPR BakPak w/ MJ1200 running on and off (because I was never sure if these amount of airbubbles were normal) for about two days now. Is this AMOUNT of air bubbles normal? It completely fills my whole tank with microbubbles.
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all. I have been going through a big time diatom bloom in my tank. its been up for just over 2 months, and its my first one so figure with water changes it will go away. My concern is the water. Its very cloudy, almost looks like smoke. I have read it probably is microbubbles. I have no...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hi. I'm new to this and I have a few questions. My overflow, which is a 1" drain down to my sump with a flexible hose, is just sitting loose down in the water of the sump. I submerged it (about 4" under water) and it doesn't make much noise at all, so I left it like that. However, there are tons...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I have noticed that my drain to my sump (1" PVC) is spitting out a ton of bubbles into the sump. This was a DIY project instead of spending alot of money on a Reef Ready tank. (2 months later I wish I would have spent the extra $$) :doh: I think the problem either has to do with too much flow...
  14. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    So I decided upon two pumps over one so if one fails I still have circulation. I have 700gph gl*******s overflow 2 Rio pumps that are rated at 352 gph @ 4ft There are 3 90 degree elbows and 1 45 on each return The drain line is 1 1/2" and splits off with a T at the bottom , most of the water...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Well I'm pretty new to posting on TRT but am a veteran lurker :fish: So let me just cut through all the intros and get straight to the problem, my 300 gallon mixed reef has all these particles in the water. I dont know whether they are micro bubbles or sand. Some interesting things to note are...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    What are the causes of microbubbles? I have no skimmer, so that cant be the problem. Can they be caused by to much flow? And what can I do to eliminate them?
  17. Reefing Equipment
    Hey guys, I got an Aqua Remora C skimmer. It is used but was cleaned with RODI water before I picked it up. Will it still have the 2 week "break in" period even though it has already been used? I'm getting quite a few microbubbles in my DT. Thanks!
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, looking for ideas about how to control microbubbles in my sump. I've taken everyone's great advice and redid my sump setup removing the bio balls, trickle tray filter, and finally the sponge. Now I have live rock instead all the way at the bottom. I found my overflow point and have...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so this is driving me nuts. I set up a new 150g reef a few weeks ago. I have two sumps, 1 is a 30g, the other is a 25g. I have two drains in each corner of the tank going down into one sump on the left and one on the right. The sump on the left has no baffles, except for one where the water...
  20. Skimmers & other filtration
    I have a 45 gallon oceanic tech tank w/custom sump and swc 160 cone skimmer, the skimmer is not broke in yet and is causing tons of micro bubbles in my display tank. I have tried using mechanical sponges to block the bubbles from entering my return pump with no luck. if anyone has some...
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