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Old 02-19-2004, 11:39 PM   #1
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Protein Skimmer Microbubbles

I just turned on my skimmer and I have a tone of microbubbles. AHHHHHHHHH Now what do I do about those. It's a Prizm HOB.
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Old 02-19-2004, 11:53 PM   #2
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do you have any baffles between the skimmer and return pump? if not you might want to make some they will help a lot!!!!

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Most skimmers will put micro bubbles back in the tank until they "break in" usually takes a couple of days. The prisms are known to be a little touchy and difficult to adjust so you may need to tweak it.
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I had the skimmer on my 55 for 2 weeks. More flow or less flow cause the bubbles?
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More flow or less flow cause the bubbles?
More flow, you would want to adjust it down.
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I cleaned the skimmer after taking it off the 55. Think it will need another break in?

It's not collecting anything but white foam. I'm guess due to the tank being new.
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Yes anytime you clean the skimmer body it will need to break in again.

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It's not collecting anything but white foam. I'm guess due to the tank being new.
I'd think the rock would generate some waste, does the white foam break down to a darker liquid?
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I hate Protein Skimmers

So many good things, such a pain sometimes, can typically do w/o them - who knows - I'm always on the fence with these machines.

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It hasn't yet made any dark liquid yet. I'll give it a couple more days.
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