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Old 04-17-2007, 10:12 PM   #1
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quick help needed

Normally my husband posts here these days under my name. He is the owner of all the s/w tanks. He is out of the country right now & I am in charge of the tanks. I cannot contact him even though I have tried.

His tank is fullof bubbles. They are everywhere. I am sure it is a simple fix, but I don't know what to do to fix it. Thanks.
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what kind of setup do you have? if you have a sump( a tank under the main tank ) then it might be low on water or the skimmer is feeding the main with bubbles. if you dont have a sump and the main tank if low on water then a power head might be feeding it air..
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:27 PM   #3
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We would need to know more about the tank as far as filtration is concerned. Possibly needing a top-off (sump?) and/or skimmer producing bubbles, etc...
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I don't know more, but there is a sump so I will add water & see if that helps.
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:31 PM   #5
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Look to see if there is a pump having a hard time taking in water by sucking air. It'll be noticeably loud...
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:37 PM   #6
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I added about 5 gallons of water & it isn't bubbling anymore. Thank you.
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Old 04-18-2007, 12:10 AM   #7
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I hope this was not straight tap water and since you added 5 gal of water, I assume the tank is somewhat big?
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It's a 190 gal tank with a 120 gal fuge. 5 gal of chlorinated tap shouldn't harm 310 gallons but in the future it's best to either use ro/di or at the very least dechlorinated tap water.

I guess the auto-top off idea hasn't been implemented yet.

kimberly, tanks typically loose 1%-2% of FW from evaporation every day depending on temperature/lighting/time of year and your tank should loose around 2-5 daily and needs to be topped of at least 2-3 times a week with FW to keep the sg stable.
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The ole low sump trick huh. You should be OK now. As Micah said keep an eye on it as it will go back down.
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