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Old 02-24-2010, 09:24 AM   #1
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tiny little bubbles floating aroun in my tank

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I'm a new member just registered I found this site trying to find out if the tiny bubbles floating around in my aquarium is normal or harmful. I noticed them coming from my protein skimmer. I have a 58 gallon tank with a fluval 305 filter 2 power heads inside the tank and a hanging protein skimmer on the back of my tank. Everything in my tank looks great I have 3 fish a star and a cleaner shrimp in it. My tank is a new set up 2 months now.

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Welcome aboard Dan. I`m going to move this to the getting started forum so more people will see it.
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Thanx Mike
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I have little micro bubbles floating around also but it does not seem to bother anyone in the tank so I just let it go. I think it comes from my skimmer also.
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Do you have a lot of them cause in mine it seems I a whole lot my water seems clear though
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What kind/brand of skimmer is it? Does it have any type of sponge to act as a bubble trap somewhere along it's output flow?

If you just added the skimmer, sometimes it can take them a couple weeks to "break in" and stop producing the microbubbles. For the most part, they're not harmful. If you get a ton of them, the bubbles can build up on the underside of *some* hard SPS corals and irritate them.
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Ha Ha, curse of the protein skimmer!!! I hate those little things. I deal with them coming from my skimmer for a day or so after shutting it off for PWCs. If you have an Octopus skimmer, that ugly blue bubble arrester works pretty good if you can stand looking at it.
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An in-sump skimmer in the first chamber at least has the bubble traps to help alleviate that problem. I never see micro bubbles unless I'm feeding and the one ph creates a vortex pulls air down into the tank.
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