Okay, related to this discussion - I just purchased a Seaclone 100 and no matter how I adjust it, it injects a stream of fine bubbles into the tank. I assume this is because it is new and is not broken in. If this is true, should I just turn off the bubbles and let it just push water through the powerhead until the break in period is over? Or is the bubble generation a critical piece of the whole break in process?
If I am wrong, and it shouldn't inject bubbles into the tank, even when just out of the box, then what else can I adjust besides the amount of aeration?
If you can't already tell, I'm a skimmer virgin and have not yet been able to get one to function properly (this is my second attempt).
By the way tank load on my 3 month old 45gal. is currently 1 perc. clown, 1 yellow tail damsel, 1 pink damsel, 1 blue damsel, bunch of hermit crabs (blue, red), 2 peppermint shrimp, assorted snails and a brittle star.