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Old 05-21-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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Dust particles in my water (water derecting wrong)

Hey everyone, I seem to have an excessive amount of water particles and I can't seem to get rid of them. My tank is rimless with no hood so that could have something to do with it but what I think is wrong is the way I'm detecting water into my overflow. I have my overflow on the right rear side with the return coming out of there and an mp40 on the left side and I think I'm doing something wrong to where the surface water stays in the same place. It's hard to explain so ill add pics of how I have it set up and tell me if I'm detecting the water wrong please thanks

Ps: I have a felt sock at the end of the return as it enters the sump
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:10 PM   #2
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Have you tried filling a glass and letting the dust settle.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:51 PM   #3
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Have you tried filling a glass and letting the dust settle.
For what purpose?
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Do they sink, float, or stay suspended in the water?
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Do they sink, float, or stay suspended in the water?
You can only tell in high flow areas. When the pumps are off you can't see anything
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Sounds like micro bubbles from your skimmer, power head, or pump.
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Agreed. Time to turn things off until you find what is causing the issue.
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It seems more like sand particles than micro bubbles, could it be that the water is getting stuck in the middle of the tank cause of the way the return is setup?
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Ok, I was confused since you said you had water particle problems... if it is sand then try adjusting your return. It is pointed down and is probably stirring it up.
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Ok, I was confused since you said you had water particle problems... if it is sand then try adjusting your return. It is pointed down and is probably stirring it up.
But if I keep it at the surface I feel like the surface layer of water doesn't get pushed into the overflow
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