|princesuhaib ||04-19-2009 10:23 PM |
return pump returning air with water...
My return pump sometimes blows air with the water that is being brought back to the tank, is this bad? should I make i adjust it to make it less powerful of a return, and stop the air bubbles. Please let me know what I should do? Or if its normal, or if its bad for the tank, fish, live rock and so on?
|klosxe ||04-20-2009 04:18 PM |
Personally, I wouldn't think too much about it, I doubt it will cause any substantial harm to any marine life, but this is an interesting question and I'll be curious to here what other post :-D
|Kellsindell ||04-20-2009 04:32 PM |
Micro bubbles. You can put baffles (bubble trap) into the tank to minimize the bubbles coming into the tank. it's put right before the return.
|princesuhaib ||04-20-2009 05:57 PM |
does this do anything? any harm or should i minimize the flow to not allow the bubbles or what should I do please let me know! thanx again
|Kellsindell ||04-20-2009 07:29 PM |
More then anything it's annoying, but there's a theory that if it hits the areas where there's not much flow and a lot of detritus, it could cause an ammonia spike. It doesn't really happen, but it could depending on your tank (many things can come into play for this).
I wouldn't decrease the flow. Just get some baffles and create a bubble trap. Google sump bubble trap and you can find out what I'm talking about.
|princesuhaib ||04-30-2009 02:02 PM |
I have tried to find baffles and could not find anything good, or even a good pic of what it looks like and what not
|onefish2fish ||04-30-2009 04:15 PM |
i think this explains baffles and bubble traps http://www.fishforum.com/member-subm...g-sumps-15930/
can you see air getting sucked into the pump? usually the evaporation will make a pump suck air because the water evaporates from the return pump area. increase the water in the return pump section if you can.
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