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Old 09-27-2012, 08:25 PM   #1
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Micro bubble problem still

Tried everything from cleaning the sump and my pump adding a filter to the bottom of the tubes and top of them and a towel inside the overflow but I still have micro bubbles about to drain the whole thing and restart
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:42 PM   #2
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Well.......... Taking the tank down and restarting..... What is that going to do?? I don't understand. You just locate the source and do whatever you need to eliminate the bubbles. Putting a towel in your overflow won't help as the bubbles are being produced somewhere. Do you have a skimmer? What filtration??? Baffles in your sump?
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:28 PM   #3
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Try to figure out first where exactly they're coming from.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:31 PM   #4
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Their some pictures three baffles and no skimmer I haven't hooked it up yet
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:13 AM   #5
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Their some pictures three baffles and no skimmer I haven't hooked it up yet
Looks like overflowing into your return pump raise water level in return pump chamber
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:43 AM   #6
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Looks like overflowing into your return pump raise water level in return pump chamber
Definitely... that water splashing down into the return chamber is creating bubbles that enter your pump & get chopped up by the impeller..... LOTS of micro bubbles. Bring your ATO up so that your water level is maybe 1/4" - 1/2" below the baffle. You want the water to flow into the return chamber, not splash into it.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:46 AM   #7
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The third baffle the water is falling over the top? Baffled are over under over? You could remove the third baffle which would cause the water to flow from underneath then put about two to three inches of rock about a inch to two inch from opening. This will cause the water to pass under the second baffle and through the rocks forcing the bubbles to the surface. Also expands your water level which could also be a problem.any room for a sponge to have the water pass through before entering return area would help also.
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I would do a sock filter on the return pipe that would stop a little bit of the bubbles in the first chamber. Then add a piece of styrofoam on the baffles. The should reduce the micro bubbles.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:41 AM   #9
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Okay so I have two return pipes one into both sides side with the baffles and side with the heater ill give it a try in the a.m an see what happens do you think it would be okay to pour water from the display tank into it or just add more water to it myself which could cause major overflow!!
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For top offs I usually just dump like two gallons of rodi into my tank through the egg crate. To actually raise the water level you she use salt water as using fresh would drop your salinity.
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