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post #1 of 3 Old 12-19-2010, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Bubbles in water.

Hi guys,

I am still gettin loads of tiny bubbles in my tank due to the protein skimmer i think, how can i make the water Crystal clear? (losing bubbles).

Ive added some extra cut out mesh in the skimmers return box but its still bubbling

Many thanks

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post #2 of 3 Old 12-19-2010, 03:09 PM
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Its tough with those hang on style skimmer returns. If you are already trying a mesh covering over the outlet, then the tried and true method is not working, which makes this a challenge.

You could consider moving the skimmer to the far end of the tank and positioning the outlet over the far corner. Then build up a live rock structure so that the outlet is falling directly onto the rocks, allowing the rocks to break up the bubbles. This works well in sumps, so I would thing you could be creative and make this idea work in the tank.
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post #3 of 3 Old 12-19-2010, 07:30 PM
Is the skimmer in a sump? If so slow down the amount of water returning fromt he sump to the display tank. If its a HOB skimmer, good luck! I personally don't like HOB skimmers for this reason. It makes it difficult to control micro bubblles.

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