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Old 10-27-2011, 03:15 PM   #1
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Microbubbles

I can't seem to keep my stock Red Sea Max 130D protein skimmer from filling my tank with microbubbles. Has anyone that has one of these dealt with a similar issue?
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:33 PM   #2
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I had this issue with my smaller tank once- I just moved the return pipe to the opposite side of the sump do that the bubbles disappeared before it hit the compartment with my return pump in it.
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:43 PM   #4
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You can try to see if any PVC pipes fit to it and build it so its pointing near the surface.. It will agitate the surface and get microbubbles closer to the surface making less rise time. I don't know what the skimmer looks like though so I don't know if that helped much
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If it's going into sump.. Make a bubble trap with some acrylic between the skimmer and the return... It's easy
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If it's going into sump.. Make a bubble trap with some acrylic between the skimmer and the return... It's easy
Lol ive had problems with putting the silicone on it but if it is in the sump you could do that and put a filter sock on it
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:33 PM   #7
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Thanks for the ideas guys, but since this plug and play tank was my first, I have little to no idea what you are saying.. Should I add tubing to the pump that feeds into the protein skimmer?
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Thanks for the ideas guys, but since this plug and play tank was my first, I have little to no idea what you are saying.. Should I add tubing to the pump that feeds into the protein skimmer?
Lol sorry, got carried away there.. You should add it to the one putting clean water out of the skimmer. The other just sucks water so no microbubbles are happening there. Is this a hang on back skimmer?
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Just started having same issues with my red sea max 250 any advice would be good
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:43 AM   #10
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Update: I've found that adjusting the air intake on the tube leading to the skimmer pump works in reducing the bubbles.
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