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Old 11-24-2010, 05:28 AM   #1
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Hello, i'm new to Salt water tanks, apparently i have to many "microbubbles" in my tank, what causes it and how could i fix it?
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Where are they coming from. Do you have a Protien skimmer? A canister? What kind of filtration are we talking about. To have micro bubbles air has to be getting in somewhere in whatever is causing it.
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I dont have a canister or a protein skimmer. honestly i dont know much. but heres some info on the tank i have


Water Capacity: 185 Litres
Pump Capacity: 1100 L/hr

"Our aquariums come complete with a fully pressurized, 3-stage filter and water pump, on-top of the aquarium unit. Adjustable flow regulator to suit various fish types or as required. Tanks are suitable for either Fresh & Saltwater fish.
Filterbox includes; wool, sponge, charcoal,bio-noodlesand bio-balls.
Hood design is 100% rimless, and eliminates water and salt stains around the edge of the aquarium hood."

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EG476 Light, EG454 Filter Media, EG514 Water Pump.

only had it set up a bout 2 month..
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Somewhere in all that air has to be getting in. You might have to do a process of elimination and find it. Let me ask you, how much microbubbles are you seeing. I have them in my tank and have not had any problems . It`s really not alot. Some folks have so many it makes the water kind of milky looking. It`s not that bad is it?
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It might be the pump itself creating the bubbles. I can't remember the exact term, but what happens is the pressure differential inside the pump can create bubbles. Kind of like how a boat propeller makes bubbles. It's early, someone throw me some coffee.
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I was trying to take a picture of the white clowdy spotted stuff on the inside of the tank - after i remove it it keeps coming back (any ideas?) so its a bit blurry as i used no flash, anyway this is a picture.. im not sure if its bad or not

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and yeah the pump kinda pumps strong.. just some guy said about micro bubbles and got me worried D:
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If you just started up the tank you may need to allow the pump to "slime" before it stops making bubbles. New equipment has a break in period where it does some silly things.


Micro bubbles other than looking annoying wont really hurt your tank. Let a few days pass by and see how it looks
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My tanks been running about 2 months now. can it be caused by the filter not been connected properly?
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It is very possible that you are getting air in the pump from somewhere. Disconnect everything and reconnect it and see if that corrects the problem.
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