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Old 07-03-2011, 10:42 PM   #1
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Too many bubbles in tank?

Ok, ive began the process of starting up my tank, 2 days ago i mixed saltwater in the tank for the initial start up, i waited for the temp to reach 75 with my heater, yesterday i installed my powerhead and filter. I think ive reached the correct salinity im aiming for. Now i've hooked up my tank lights and they look great, the only problem is with the combination of my powerhead and filter it puts alot of "fizzy" bubbles in my tank and it doesnt look so great, any advice to fix this? i have a emperor penguin filter and a petco powerhead
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I have the exact same problem with my tank. I have a Petco powerhead too.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:12 PM   #3
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anyone think it has something to do with the petco powerhead?
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Raise the water level to minimize water surface disturbance(less bubbles). I don't think the powerhead has anything to do with that except spreading the bubbles being produced by the splashing water from the penguin. Bio-wheel creates micro bubbles. I took them out just to see if there will be less bubbles and there was less. I'm not saying for you to take it out. All I'm saying is it's contributing with bubbles.
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Raise the water level to minimize water surface disturbance(less bubbles). I don't think the powerhead has anything to do with that except spreading the bubbles being produced by the splashing water from the penguin. Bio-wheel creates micro bubbles. I took them out just to see if there will be less bubbles and there was less. I'm not saying for you to take it out. All I'm saying is it's contributing with bubbles.
i tryed it without the biowheel and yes there was a small change and i increased the water level that gave it a slight change, but i really think the powerhead has something to do with it, it just pours out white bubbles that fizzes the water
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Is the PH completely submerged? I have a top fin PH that when the water level drops and the top part of the PH is exposed. It sucks in air and creates micro bubbles.
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Is the PH completely submerged? I have a top fin PH that when the water level drops and the top part of the PH is exposed. It sucks in air and creates micro bubbles.
the nozzle is completely submerged
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The only reason it is blowing bubbles is because it is sucking in bubbles. Is the WHOLE THING submerged or just the part where it sucks in water?
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whole thing except the tippy top
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Try submerging the whole thing and see if there's a difference.
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