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Old 10-18-2011, 06:48 PM   #1
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problem with bubbles

i just set up my 75 gallon reef tank and i cant stop these microscopic bubbles that keep going into my DT their not even bubbles they look like specs but their deff noticeable i have a bubble trap and fliter sock in my sump and my return pump is a mag 9.5 does anyone else know what i could be doing wrong. i really want to stop with these bubbles already they are so irritating
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:54 PM   #2
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Is ur pump brand new or did u get it used??
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:52 PM   #3
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Same here! I have a used pump
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:09 AM   #4
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Yea the pump is brand new
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:08 PM   #5
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I would check the impeller. If the impeller has to much play in it it will cause the pump to make bubbles. It has happened to me before. Or i may have to put a foam block around where the pump is to try to stop the bubbles. How far is the filter sock from the pump??
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:43 PM   #6
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I had the same thing happen to my mag 9.5. I bought mine used. Ended up being a lot of salt creep around the impeller and in the pump. I soaked in 1/2vinegar, 1/2 water mixture and worked out great to get the gunk out.
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:48 PM   #7
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Any idea why that has happened to mine? Mines is the octopus bh 100 which made them ever since I bought it. And the only thing I can adjust is the collection pump
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:15 AM   #8
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pumps build up salt creep/ gunk over time. Think they need to be cleaned in vinegar a couple times a year. Did you clean it out when you first bought it?
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:47 AM   #9
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pumps build up salt creep/ gunk over time. Think they need to be cleaned in vinegar a couple times a year. Did you clean it out when you first bought it?
No. I didn't I needed to since it was new.
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:22 PM   #10
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Same here! I have a used pump
Thought you said it was used? Sorry confused.
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