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Old 01-19-2003, 12:41 AM   #1
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Bubbles from skimmer :(

Hi all I need some help lol. I have a Remora Pro on my 75 gal tank and just the other day it started shooting out bubbles, LOTS of itty bitty bubbles. I have had it for several month now. I am at a loss I took off the sponge from the intake and made sure it was clean but still bubbles. I haven't added anything to it like additives or new rock or coral. Any ideas on how to stop these lil bubbles? Thanks
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You need to turn the water flow down .
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Old 01-19-2003, 07:28 AM   #3
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When is the last time you cleaned it?
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Old 01-19-2003, 07:21 PM   #4
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I clean the top part out a couple of times a week. Ive never cleaned the main body part. Thats what I was thinking of doing but Today the bubbles have almost stopped completly. Dont know what caused it but I think its pretty much back to normal. Thanks for the input. Oh yea what do you mean turn it down I cant. No place to turn on it. The water flow that is. But thanks alot
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Well, I'm glad it has gotten better I would surmise one of your corals secreted some slime or other organic substance, and sent the skimmer into overdrive. IMO, you should tear down the skimmer and clean with bleach every 3 months, if you have alot of calcium carbonate build up on it, you can soak it in vinegar and it will dissolve the ca.
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Is this normal to clean the whole body of it? I am going to do that this weekend. But I thought these were suppose to be maintenence free. But I will THanks for all your help!!
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Is this normal to clean the whole body of it?
I would consider it a part of your quarterly tank maintenance, as your skimmer works it builds up DOC on all the surfaces, this will degrade skimmer preformance. Cleaning the entire skimmer every 3 mos, will help maintain skimmer efficiency.
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I have a similar problem, the outflow is as low as it will go and the skimmer is only a month old and being used on a new tank without livestock. How can i reduce the amount of bubbles?
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What skimmer are you using?

I'm using an AquaC Remora with a surface pre filter that it is supposed to eliminate the bubbles, yet the bubbles are still coming out.

I think that I will have to set the skimmer on a timer and run it during lights off only.
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I am using an Aqua Medic 1000 skimmer, my LFS recommeded putting some filter foam in the outflow box to try and break up the bubbles, it worked a little but nothing significant. Can too many bubble cause any problems?
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