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Old 12-01-2012, 12:51 AM   #1
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Skimmer bubbles

Hi- I just added a new Sea Clone 100 protein skimmer to my 29 gallon SW tank. Its for "all tanks up to 100 gallons" but its producing a veil of bubbles in the tank. Is this something that will go away? See attached pic.

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Old 12-01-2012, 03:09 AM   #2
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Is this in a sump or hob? I know in a sump adding baffles eliminates the micro bubbles. Not sure if its hob what options there are.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:34 AM   #3
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Its a HOB; sorry.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:29 AM   #4
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Usually microbubbles are part of the break in period for any skimmer. They should get better day by day.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:22 PM   #5
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I hope so. I dont see anything in the collection tub yet either. Does that take a while too?
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Yes it will take a few days to break in. Is this a new tank? If so there may not be enough crap I the water fr it to do anything yet
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No, not a new tank. 6 months + old.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:00 PM   #8
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I'd give it a week and see what happens. Maybe a filter sock on outlet?
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:34 PM   #9
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yes the bubbles are normal they will go away it could take a couple days for them to disappear and for the skimmate to collect
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