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Old 01-04-2012, 04:09 PM   #21
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I'll try filter floss or the microsock. I'm pretty sure that's what it is.

My skimmer is turned off because it's new and instructions said to leave it off during cycling of a new tank.

I'll post an updated picture or video when I get home. I appreciate all your suggestions.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:54 PM   #22
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Here's the updated picture. If you look closely you can see the bubble formed up at the top and the acrylic panel I put on top to stop the water from splashing.
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I'm sorry- I looked at the previous two pages of this thread, but where is the splashing coming from? If it is from your return, then I would add a filter sock. However, the mist has me puzzled. Splashing normally doesn't cause a mist, but possibly hundreds/thousands of microbubbles popping?

It would be easier if I had a full sump pic. Do you have one? Also- can you capture what the mist looks like, or can you detect what side of the sump it's coming from?
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Here's a better picture any suggestions are very much appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:08 PM   #25
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It's coming from the left side of my sump where my heater is and the mist goes all the way to where my return pump side is on. I can only get a side view picture of the sump.

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Ok so I moved my PH higher and towards the middle aiming towards the glass. It's high enough to where I get some movement on the top as well. I took off the top glass for now to get some good gas exchange but I'm probably going to put it back once I transfer my fish and corals.



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I noticed all the micro bubbles in my first chamber and I ordered the microsock so hopefully that works. Thank you all for your help.
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Looking at your sump...that has to be moving water with some real power to still be causing that much movement. I'd put that as being the problem. The sock will probably help, but maybe toning down the pump?
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:01 PM   #28
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The return pump is almost shut off completely. I've got it at a rate now where the water lvl in the last chamber just makes it over the acrylic panel and the waterline stays about half an inch from the top in that last chamber.

Could this be my problem or does this look right?



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Ok, so you have a nice little waterfall over the panel? Sounds good. The goal of a sump isn't to have it filled up with water like your DT, but to give added ways of adding air and removing nitrates and such. I'd bet you had water every which way because it was over filled and that your return pump is to strong and pulling a ton of water.
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Ok so I thought I'ld let you know that the microsock did the trick. Thanks.
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