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Old 02-29-2004, 12:25 PM   #1
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Question about Microbubbles

Hey Everyone! I have a question regarding my holy grail of tinkering, getting rid of microbubbles. I understand that everyone wants to get rid of them, but I don't really understand why expect that they will bother corals? Is that only certain corals? Could someone give me the lowdown on the micro menace? Thanks!
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Old 02-29-2004, 03:04 PM   #2
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imo its not that big of an issue!! over rated for sure !! think about a reef waves crashing causing all types of bubbles also when low tide comes some corals are out of the water for 4 hours at a time !! the biggest thing is that it makes your tank look somewhat cloudy !!
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Old 02-29-2004, 08:05 PM   #3
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If the bubbles collect in a spot on your rock or the underside of a coral, it could do some localized damage, there is also the irritation factor and some fish can swallow the bubbles and cause some issues.
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Interesting... what kind of troubles for fish. I have a AquaRemora HOB skimmer that produces a constant flow of bubbles where the overflow enters the tank. This also happens to be in the same place my clown loves to hang out. I have always wondered why the clown is always at the top of the tank, he never strays far from the top 2 inches of water. Could this be to him swallowing bubbles??
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their stomach and intestines can end up with lots of trapped air, which can cause bouyancy problems, I wouldn't necessarily suspect your clown of having a problem, sounds pretty mormal to me.
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