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post #1 of 12 Old 01-21-2008, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
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Tiny Bubbles will NOT go away, please help.

All my water Parameters are ok. I do weekly water changes. Im running an Aquatech 20-40 HOB power filter.

I have cories, neon tetras, and guppies.

NOW the problem... There are TINY bubbles suspended in the water.

I have tried lowering and raising the water level..
More water changes..

None of this works..

Instead of adding a quick remedy chemical , i want to know what is causing this problem in my tank.

Any one have any ideas?

Oh and any arrangement tips?

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post #2 of 12 Old 01-21-2008, 02:46 AM
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Do you mean they're floating around mid-water or clinging to the sides of the tank? I had the latter problem when I first set up my tank. They wouldn't go away for the first few days of cycling, so I reached in and gently ran my fingers across wherever there were those pesky little bubbles. They haven't come back since.
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post #3 of 12 Old 01-21-2008, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
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Suspended bubbles...

That pic is actually rather clear... those are mostly bubbles.


My water level is all the way up.
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post #4 of 12 Old 01-21-2008, 01:41 PM
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One time I did a big water change and the next day noticed a lot of bubbles clumped around the tank. They wouldn't go away for days. Eventually I realized what they were: snail eggs from the hitchhikers on my plants. My fish gobbled them up eventually.

Are you sure they are just air bubbles?
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post #5 of 12 Old 01-21-2008, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Yea they are bubbles...

They are TINY... but they arent on the tank they flow IN the water... they are floating in the middle of the water.

Its kind of like when you run the hot water and it gets cloudy from all the little bubbles... lol
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post #6 of 12 Old 01-21-2008, 02:16 PM
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hi
is it possible that it's caused by your water flowing
back into the tank from the filter,i find that when the flow is strong
i sometimes get little bubbles in the water,
i find them anoying,as they make my tank sometimes appear
cloudy.Is there any chance of re positioning(sp) the nozzel,
or spray bar to see if this changes anything.
:)
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post #7 of 12 Old 01-21-2008, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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I have a HOB powerfilter so i cant really do anything other than change water level..

I have tried it up , and tried it down... bUbbles still remain :(

Thanks for your help though.
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post #8 of 12 Old 01-21-2008, 02:55 PM
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no worries. :)
maybe someone else who has HOB filter might pop in
with a suggestion,
i hope you get it worked out.
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post #9 of 12 Old 01-21-2008, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Im starting to think it may be my driftwood.

Its cypress... maybe it has some thing in it that releases air?
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post #10 of 12 Old 01-22-2008, 03:27 AM
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hi
i wouldn't have thought that the wood would do that,
having said that,how long has it been in there,
is it possible the bubbles are from the wood becomming
wter soaked perhaps. ?
you could always test to see,take the wood out
if the bubbles are still there then it's not that,and i would
then say its the flow from the filter back into the tank.
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