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Old 10/10/2011, 09:47 PM   #1
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Microbubbles

Are microbubbles dangerous to tank inhabitants or just make it look hazy?


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Old 10/10/2011, 09:50 PM   #2
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It is my understanding that they are harmless.


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Old 10/10/2011, 09:54 PM   #3
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Do you have microbubbles? If so post a photo of your setup and maybe someone can help you stop them.


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Old 10/10/2011, 09:57 PM   #4
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I had a problem with microbubbles until I got a sump with baffles. Do you run a sump, hob skimmer?


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Old 10/10/2011, 10:51 PM   #5
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I do run a HOB skimmer (Prizm, which is notorious for bubbles, but it is all I have for the time being...). I don't actually have many bubbles in the DT right now. Water is quite clear. I do get them from time to time, however. Not sure the cause, in all honesty. I am running the Prizm on the sump, and I do have baffles. To stop them a bit, I put a piece of plexi in front of the return pump which works as kind of another baffle.


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Old 10/10/2011, 10:55 PM   #6
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We can't really give you advice on how to stop them if you don't know the origin, but as I mentioned in the original message, I have some microbubbles in my system (barely noticeable), and I have had many more in the past without adverse effects. THat being said however, that is before I started keeping sps, which may or may not be more sensitive to air. Sorry I can't help further!


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Old 10/10/2011, 11:06 PM   #7
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@Frenzy No problem! I understand. I will try to find the cause and then ask advice. Just glad they aren't a hazard to the fish I have in the tank!
Next order of business is to get a new skimmer!


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Old 10/11/2011, 11:27 AM   #8
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Filter sock could also help on the output of the skimmer.


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