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Old 01-28-2013, 05:59 PM   #1
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Reef Octopus 2000

i just installed the reef octopus 2000 on my 72gal bowfront it is really putting alot of bubbles in the tank can anyone give me some advice on this
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Which one is this, the HOB model? The BH-2000? If so, there is a break in period. Just microbubbles, right? Can you take a pic?
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:16 PM   #3
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I have the same model, if its the BH-2000, and just installed it a couple weeks ago.

I had microbubbles at first, which worried me, but it didn't even last a day. I had set it up kinda late at night and by the time I got up the next morning, no more bubbles.

Also, mine started producing skimmate rather quickly. I've taken the collection cup out to clean it twice I think. Oh, and boy does that stuff stink!

Overall, I'm very happy with it as it was easy to set-up and has been running great.
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yes it is just microbubbles mayb i am just not giving it enough time i have just had it running about 2 hours
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:19 PM   #5
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Didn't it come with the foam to put around the out put pipe? I left mine on during the break in period as it catches the bubbles... Come to think about it, they're still on it now.
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Kinda hard to tell but it's the pipe on the left...

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Old 01-28-2013, 06:23 PM   #7
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yes i have the foam around the pipe but it is just pouring out micro bubbles
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:28 PM   #8
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Yea give it time... I would have it set on the most amount of air possible being drawn in, so the cup is at its highest point...
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ok thanks
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:30 PM   #10
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I left mine on as well and it may have helped with the microbubbles, as I don't know what it would have been like without, but there was still quite a lot of bubble with it on.

If its only been running 2 hours, I'd definitely give it some more time. I'm not sure exactly how long it too mine but at least 8 hours later, as I went to bed, the bubble has stopped.
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