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Old 03-09-2006, 04:20 PM   #11
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The pump itself is huge lol
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:46 AM   #12
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The CSS65 comes with a rio 1100.. fine pump for the application.
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Old 03-12-2006, 11:02 PM   #13
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Did you get this problem solved, joester? I had the same problem you were having once I raised the water level. The water was overflowing the diffuser box, and the microbubbles were escaping into my aquarium...I did not appreciate it!!!

I took a variety of steps to correct the problem, unfortunately I did them all at once, so I'm not sure if it was the combination of the steps or one in specific that corrected the problem. Here's what I did:

1) On the back of the diffuser box, I put the latch designed for the sump instead of the hang on back latch...for some stupid reason, this allowed me to get the diffuser box stable, level and a few centimeters higher.

2) I took the diffuser box off and completely rinsed the sponges to make sure the problem was not clogged sponges.

3) I turned the red knob at the top right, so that it dropped the water level in the chamber, and then turned the black dial right above the pump UP to pump more water in. I noticed after I did this that the actual "wand" that creates the bubbles was forcing ALL the microbubbles straight up at a higher speed, and no bubbles were floating down and into the output.

So anyway, those were the steps I took and it corrected the problem. I also noticed after these steps that the skimming improved. I hope that helps!
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Old 03-13-2006, 09:36 AM   #14
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I had the same problem with the micro bubbles and was able to solve it by just raising the foam pad up a little out of the diffuser box, keep it (foam pad) as high above the water line as possible. Good luck Boy i love this site.
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Old 03-14-2006, 05:10 PM   #15
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Alright ill have to try these things this weekend
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Old 03-16-2006, 03:29 PM   #16
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GRRR!!! I am superlatively annoyed right now!!! I unplugged my skimmer to aquascape my rock. I got my rock all perfect, and then plugged the skimmer back in! The bubbles are now going down and getting sucked into the tank again!!! I have tried every suggestion, did exactly what I did last time, and this time lifted the sponge out higher, and nothing is working!!!

How absolutely irritating!!!!

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Old 03-17-2006, 12:52 AM   #17
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You can check this out it may help http://www.tylermerrick.com/index.php?page=css_notes.
I have a coralife 125 and am having the same problems .
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Old 04-11-2006, 05:23 PM   #18
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I Cleaned it up and it seems to have worked :] The ammount of micro bubbles is very small now just some here n there and that doesnt bother me one bit.. Thanx Guys !!!!!!
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