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Old 11-25-2003, 01:43 AM   #1
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Skimmer producing alot of bubbles.

Is it normal for my skimmer to be producing allot of bubbles, it dont look like foam, just bubbles. It runs for about 30 seconds and starts overflowing. Notice; i dont have it running yet, and my tank is only new, im about a week and a few days into a cycle.
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You didnt say what kind of skimmer it was. Have you added any chemicals like stress coat? Some additives increase surface tension and will mess with your skimmer. If youre new into a cycle and dont have a bioload you wont produce skimmate. Also adjust the collection cup, if its filling up too fast raise it until you get a dry foam in it.
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yes. i just think its where the tank hasent cycled fully yet. and the water is still a little "thin"
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Have you added any chemicals like stress coat?
OR have you used any other chemical that is markted as a 'slime coat' replacment?

The reason is that your skimmer will go CRAZY in trying to remove this and will act exactly like you describe in filling the collection cup within seconds. If a tank is new and you have no DOC's then your skimmer wont have anything to skim and it will take weeks to fill the collection cup so I feel that what your seeing is a result of some cheimcal that you might have added to the water.
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Yes, this could be true. The conditionr i was used had a stress coat already in it. So maybe this is what is going on.
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