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Old 02-27-2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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keeping bubbles out of the display tank a nessacity for health issues

I read a lot in the DIY section on sumps about including baffles for the bubbles, and started wondering, is keeping bubbles out of the display tank a nessacity for health issues or is it just an aesthetic issue? The reason I ask is because I use a HOB filter (modded AC70), and have quite a few bubbles in the flow.
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It's not necessarily related to health issues, unless you had something like sponges in your tank where the air bubbles could get stuck in between the sponge's body structure and kill it. Most people just don't like the look of micro bubbles all over the place because it distorts a clean and clear view inside of your tank. I personally do not like air bubbles because of the exact reason mentioned above.
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:29 PM   #3
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I have a horrible microbubble issue from my protein skimmer. My sump has only one compartment, just big enough for the skimmer and return pump. I am not running my skimmer during the day right now so I don't have to see it in my display. I am going to try a filter sock on the outlet for my skimmer, has anyone had any luck with this?
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I'm not sure a filter sock would eliminate the micro bubbles. Most likely it will only cut down the sizes of the bubbles. You could try it though, filter socks are not expensive at all. How large is your sump?
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:53 PM   #5
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This is what my sump looks like.
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:57 PM   #6
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Not really sure what I can do, I want to run the skimmer but it clouds up my tank. Right now I am just turning it off when I get home from work and turning it back on before I go to bed, don't know how viable of a solution that is.
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Hmm.. that's weird that they wouldn't put a bubble trap in a high tech sump like that. I honestly don't know how you could fix your bubble problem with a setup like that. A filter sock might possibly work.
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:01 PM   #8
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lol, tell me about it. I am not sure how much harm not running it 5 hours out of the day is doing. Can microbubbles harm my livestock? I don't have sponges, just fish and an orange knobby starfish.
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get rid of the bio balls and put a few partitions in. put the skimmer in the bio ball area, and the return pump on the other side of the bubble trap.
that's not a high tech sump, it's a wet/dry.
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I have the same wet/dry and still have bio balls. I just recently started to have a problem with green hair algae so I am considering removing the bio balls. Do you think that would help....
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