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Old 01-24-2005, 03:11 PM   #1
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Skimmer Bubbles -- ugh :(

...running a Turbo Floater 2500.

...severe bubble problem. Any ideas for a solution?

Thanks.
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Old 01-24-2005, 03:31 PM   #2
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I'm going to watch this thread for ideas, too, as I'm a newbie at this. From all I've read, I built a bubble trap into my sump in order to try to head this problem off.

So far I have no experience "Debugging" a skimmer, though, so I hope to learn from the experience (mistakes??? of others.
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30 gal standard 55 lbs LR, 60 lb live sand, 10 gal sump/refugium. Urchin skimmer, mag7 pump, 3 x 96W PC combination 10,000K/actinic bulb, 2 blue LED moonlights
SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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Is the skimmer running is a sump? Or is it a HOB?
For a sump a simple solution is to get a big sponge and place it at the water discharge. The bubbles can break up within the sponge.
I had to do this with my HSA skimmer.
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Old 01-24-2005, 08:08 PM   #4
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...sounds like a terrific idea. Midiman, please see above.

It's running HOT right now but will be HOS tomorrow. The sump has a sponge which should help but I will make another one to help as well.


Thanks alot!
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Old 01-24-2005, 09:42 PM   #5
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Cool!

Actually, my in-sump mag pump has a foam prefilter thingy which I'm going to leave on. To get into my tank, those pesky little bubblets will have to hurdle an imposing bubble baffle, negotiate an underwater underpass, and penetrate the protective foam. They don't stand a chance!!!! (I hope)
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30 gal standard 55 lbs LR, 60 lb live sand, 10 gal sump/refugium. Urchin skimmer, mag7 pump, 3 x 96W PC combination 10,000K/actinic bulb, 2 blue LED moonlights
SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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Old 01-28-2005, 12:52 PM   #6
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good call... it seems to be working okay although not ideal but...

i'm going to connect 90 degree elbows to the outputs to cut down on the darn noise.

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