Originally Posted by Martin669
Just starting out with set up with Marisys 240 Series 2, got 28kilo of live rock and 3-4" depth of live sand. Have 4 x 1600 circulation pumps going. Cannot seem to get rid of the micro bubbles and also totally confused by the mixed info given by different retailers. Already have carbon in the Marisys (came with), advised to remove the ceramic sub. Been told now to add phosphate by one retailer but told not to by another. Can anyone advise me which way is right. All advise gratefully received. Got to this point and now totally confused about how to move forwards. Although really enjoying rock watching and amazed to find that already have feather dusters appearing in abundance on one of the smaller rocks. Worried about doing the wrong thing and losing them! Can anyone help and talk me through the next stages?
Be very leery of anything told to you by a retailer. Many of them will sell you snake oil just to make a buck. I really don't know anything about the equipment that you mentioned but adding phosphate is a definite no no. If the Micro-bubbles are coming from a return line from a sump, make sure the return pump is not sitting near the skimmer outlet. It has to be picking up the bubbles somewhere. Feather dusters can be cool but they can also be a nuisance and can get out of hand very quickly if nutrients are high in the tank.
How long has the tank been up and running?