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Old 05-07-2003, 03:48 AM   #31
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can't wait for some more pics.
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Old 05-08-2003, 05:12 PM   #32
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So...anyone with suggestions concerning the last post on page 3 of this thread?
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Old 05-08-2003, 08:13 PM   #33
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my 2 cents...

I'd add 1 baffle at an angle, With that flow I think you are blowing right through the existing baffles. Meaning that the water is not getting a chance to settle down and the bubbles are not disapating.

Also it looks like the skimmer is pulling water from the same side as well as pumping into there. Maybe extend the intake and output tubes? You may be pushing bubbles thru the baffles that way. If this is not how its setup then I'm sorry. Trying to cipher the pics.
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The angled baffle is a good idea, but I can't put a baffle there because of the skimmer and heater. I wanted to run the skimmer external, but the venturi was cracked so no go there. I could extend the skimmer returns and that might help some. I had thought about adding two more baffles between the existing ones and the pump intake. I also thought about putting a sponge between the baffles, but I wonder if it would start to crank out nitrates when it became bio active. I could tell the lady who takes care of the tank to pull the sponge every day and rinse it in tap water...but that might be overkill. Maybe add the angled baffle between the existing baffles and the pump intake? Something to think about...
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Sponge would probably be ok, yea it will add nitrates but this is a FOwLR. I don't think it would hurt too much.

I looked at all the pics and just saw the intake pump and PVC for the skimmer so yea I understand why you can't put it there. If you wanted to add a baffle knowing this I'd go close to the pump intake and put a similar setup there as you have existing.

I do have one more little idea, Have you tried moving the pipes/tubes from the overflow closer to the wall oppposite the baffles? Meaning if you give it more space between where the water comes down from the tank and the baffles themselves then you might get rid of more of the bubbles. Not sure of what splash back you many have from that but a partical cover might fix that.

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That's also a good idea. I might try moving them around some and see how it does.
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Have you tried adding a 90 degree pvc and try keeping it close to the bottom? I did and it helped me eliminate most of my microbubbles, only if it is in the water. Otherwise it could be sucking air from the housing, fittings, somewhere along the flow.

Just trying to give my 2 cents.
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Old 05-10-2003, 05:26 PM   #38
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I had thought about adding the 90* also. I didn't know if it would help any, but since it worked for you, I'll try that also. I don't think it's sucking any air from a fitting anywhere as you can see the micro bubbles in the pump chamber of the sump. Thanks for the input.
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Old 05-15-2003, 11:14 PM   #39
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More pics of the 180

Here's a few pics of the 180 at the eyecare center. Tank is doing great so far! Here is the stock list as best I can remember. Anyone see any potential problems?
Tomato Clown
Royal Gramma
3 Green Chromis
2 Yellowtail Damsels
Six Line Wrasse
Foxface
Yellow Eye Tang
Hippo Tang
Coral Beauty
Jawfish (can't remember which one)
Sorry about the pics...camera isn't the best.

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Old 05-15-2003, 11:41 PM   #40
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Excellent job!! The tank looks great, I see no problems with the stock list. It has been real cool watching this project from star to--?finish?.
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