Originally Posted by GoldfishJoey
My sump is driving me crazy! Water keeps splashing all over the stand. The sump is configured quite closely to the inside of the stand. So everything is quite snug. How do prevent the skimmer from splashing bubbles from the top of the skimmer? I mean it's great it's doing its job but it's overly doing it. I cleaned the collection cup a few days ago (that was gross) and somehow the splashing got worse after cleaning it. It's filling my sump with bubbles. Some of those bubbles are in my tank. :/ I put some filter floss close to the return pump... Let's see if that works... But I hope this is normal. I had water collected on the stand. :/ that can't be good could it?
Sounds to me like you have your skimmer set up wrong, Mine does this is I allow the head to get to high. You need to adjust it the cup should not be full of water. You want to set it up so the foam is just able to get pushed over the edge into the cup. it should take like a week+ fot the cup to be full, I empty my cup 2 times a week and I normally do it when its like 1/3 full. there shouldnt be any bubbles or water comming out of the cup. Is the water splashing because the skimmer is overflowing from the cup back into the tank? this would explain all your issues of splashing water, bubbles coming out of the lid, and foam in your sump.
Also Leave you annenome alone, Alot of the time they will need to change location because of light demands or flow demands so he will move to a spot he likes. if you keep him from moving he will just become unhappy.
Also do you know about dry rock?