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Old 02-19-2013, 05:12 PM   #1
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skimmer help micro bubbles

Ok I have a coralife 65.skimmer with a g500 needle wheel pump.

installed a ball valve on.pump with pump all the way.on the skimmer gets cloudy with micro bubbles and so does my tank.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:22 PM   #2
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The micro bubbles are bad and it can't be good for the fish
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:31 PM   #3
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Ok I guess I'm giving up on the skimmer :-(
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I've found a trick that seems to work. Since its a 36 gallon. Take the skimmer off and unplug it. Walk to your front door and open it. Wait about 5-10 seconds and launch it outside making sure it hits pavement.

Option. You can drive over it a few time of you want.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:24 PM   #5
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I've found a trick that seems to work. Since its a 36 gallon. Take the skimmer off and unplug it. Walk to your front door and open it. Wait about 5-10 seconds and launch it outside making sure it hits pavement.

Option. You can drive over it a few time of you want.
Lol yeah I'll just sell it... Hey Tony want to buy a skimmer lol
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Ok done done reading and found that the outlet should be above the water level and flowing into the filter box. Maybe that if why my tank filled up with bubbles.
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Just as a update I'm follow convicts infinite wisdom and put the skimmer in the closet and forget about it
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I've found a trick that seems to work. Since its a 36 gallon. Take the skimmer off and unplug it. Walk to your front door and open it. Wait about 5-10 seconds and launch it outside making sure it hits pavement.

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lol shame on you

a skimmer is always helpful, some of the smaller ones don't work properly yes but if you have a good one then why not use it.


as for the issue with micro bubbles i nthe tank, try slowing the flow of the pump down by adding more bubbles, if thats not workign try a piece of filter floss infront of the skimmer output, new skimmers have a tendancy to make alot of crazy bubbles untill they are broken in
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I put floss in front of flow and it still made bubbles it is used and cane with the tank so no big loss. The only adjustment is adjusting flow out of pump and flew coming out of skimmer which adjusts the level in the skimmer. I tried every which way the only way it stopped is when it wasn't creating bubbles in the skimmer as well
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lol shame on you

a skimmer is always helpful, some of the smaller ones don't work properly yes but if you have a good one then why not use it.

as for the issue with micro bubbles i nthe tank, try slowing the flow of the pump down by adding more bubbles, if thats not workign try a piece of filter floss infront of the skimmer output, new skimmers have a tendancy to make alot of crazy bubbles untill they are broken in
Haha yeah they may serve some purpose but its still my strong opinion that in that size tank it's not needed. I have a 29 gallon bio cube with no fuge or skimmer and all it good.

I did speak with him through PM in great detail about being diligent with water changes and not over feeding and he won't need the skimmer. A lot of what I say as he knows is in fun lol. I do take the hobby serious and offer options as well.

I'm just a character lol.
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