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Old 04-08-2004, 09:45 PM   #11
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when i cycled my live rock from liverocks.com my tank did the same thing. it when away after the cycle was done. but a ph did help some. but i think the reason it was there is because i did not have a skimmer on the tank during the cycle.
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Old 04-08-2004, 09:53 PM   #12
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It does just look like bubbles, that break up when you touch them with a paper towel/powerhead etc., and then recover almost immediately. There's no bits or anything there, just bubbles.

Will it be a problem?
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you dont want to run a skimmer during the cycling process as you are defeating your purpose if you do.
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Old 04-09-2004, 11:29 AM   #14
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skimmer?

What does a skimmer have to do with the Nitrogen cycle? Why would it interfere?
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Is there anything that can be connected in line or on the output side of the Eheim.
I have an Eheim pro that i was thinking of using as well (for chemical filtration only0, but don't want to have the sam problems as MarkW19. However I do have a skimmer.
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Is there anything that can be connected in line or on the output side of the Eheim
Sorry didn't fininsh thought. Is there anything that can be added in-line to eliminate these bubbles. Or is this just inherent with the Eheims.
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you dont want to run a skimmer during the cycling process as you are defeating your purpose if you do.
can you explain why?
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Because you want the dissolved organic wastes to fuel the cyclying. Without them, cycling may take a lot longer.

Is that right Hara?
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Because you want the dissolved organic wastes to fuel the cyclying. Without them, cycling may take a lot longer.

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Yep, that about sums it up.
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