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Old 03-06-2007, 03:53 PM   #1
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lots of bubbles in water

I wanted to know how to get rid of the bubbles.I have a 110 with a refugium with a protein skimmer in the refug.It seems like the return diffuser is where all the air bubbles are coming from,it looks like a snow storm.Any way to correct this problem
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Do you have any baffles between the skimmer and the return pump? How big is your sump? Is it custom made or from a store??
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no,I do not have any baffles between.It is a store bought 15 gal refug
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After reading you post again are you sure that your return pump isn't sucking air somewhere? Are all fo these bubbles coming from your skimmer? Does your skimmer have a sponge over the outflow?

Can you take a pic of your sump and post it?
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yes,the overflow does have a sponge and the bubbles are coming from the skimmer.I cant send pics at this time my computer is down and im using my wifes laptop
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Not your overflow...I'm talking about where the water comes out of your skimmer....does that have a sponge on it? What kind of skimmer do you have? Is your skimmer part of your sump/fuge meaning it is not a stand alone skimmer?
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no,it does not have a sponge on it.I have a super vortec skimmer which just hangs on the back of the refug
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Try moving it to where it is on the opposite side of the fuge from your return pump.
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I added a sponge filter to the end of the skimmer hose and it seems to have fixed the problem
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