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Old 08-31-2005, 02:30 AM   #1
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ASM G1X skimmer

are all skimmers the same in that they produce micro bubbles until they "break in" ? i am firing up my 75g and the new skimmer is making a ton of bubbles. they make it through the baffles in my sump. without the skimmer on i have no bubbles , so i would assume the baffle design is correct.

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Old 08-31-2005, 04:50 PM   #2
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Bubbles are coming OUT of the skimmer? By the time they pass through the exit tube and flow over the sponge, they should be completely diffused, unless I'm misinterpreting.
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Old 08-31-2005, 05:47 PM   #3
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in a perfect world they would be completly diffused . after they pass out and through the sponge there are still tons of very fine bubbles. theses bubbles are making it into my main. i guess i just wanted to know if all skimmers need a break in time and will have reduce bubbles after that break in time

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Old 08-31-2005, 06:28 PM   #4
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I have an ASM GX1 and when I first fired it up for a few days I had microbubbles, but after about a week or so they went away. I do get microbubbles when I add anything to the tank, food, supplements, my hand. They usually last for about an hour and then they are gone.

I have the sponge on the ASM about an inch above the output pipe.
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Old 08-31-2005, 06:29 PM   #5
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I know that most skimmers have a break in period and change their behavior after that period. I don't know if the bubbles are going to be part of that change or not.

Soon (couple of months) I'll be breaking in a G2 skimmer ona 120 gal and am interested in your results. Good luck, sorry I can't provide more.
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Old 08-31-2005, 06:32 PM   #6
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I have an ASM G1 skimmer and it has never had bubbles come out of it (only into the collection tube and cup). BUT, there is a break-in period where it may not skim much for awhile. I would check all of your connections (collection cup secure, up tube secure, pump secure to skimmer, and air tube secure to pump--this one especially) HTH
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Thats cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-01-2005, 05:50 AM   #8
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thanks guys. i appreciate the input. it is skimming strange right now. i dont have any bio load untill friday ( all new water and sand) so it just making white foam and skimming some junk out of the water. but nothing brown. that sounds pretty normal.

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it will skim whitish stuff for a little bit, as its removing some finer particles out of the water, mine did the same through the cycle...

It should start to skim brown shortly :P
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just an update for those that may buy this skimmer in the future. as soon as i got a bio load in the tank the skimmer stopped making the white clouds of micro bubbles and started skimming brown junk. i guess it just need something to skim. it is working great now and no micro bubbles

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