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Old 11-08-2013, 06:48 PM   #1
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Bubbles on surface of tank

Hi all, for last two weeks I've had a lot of surface bubbles. Not sure it's coming from hob skimmer as there seems to be no air leaks. Using live rock/sand. Are the bubbles harmful? Also tank is in cycle period
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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Do you have any surface agitation in that area?
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:55 PM   #3
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Water is moving slightly from powerhead. Should I point it up more?
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:14 PM   #4
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More surface agitation and surface skimming will help with that.
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How do you mean surface skimming?
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Sorry for sounding stupid but I want to get my tank right
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That is a protein sheen on top of the bubbles. Pointing a PH up slightly will cause surface agitation and will dimmish it.
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Bubbles still there! Could it be protein skimmer is not worn in yet? When I eventually get fish ect will it be harmful ?
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:03 AM   #10
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If there aren't bubbles in the water column then probably not skimmer. Sounds like a stagnant water like film.
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