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Old 06-15-2015, 10:37 AM   #1
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Problem with microbubbles

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I have a 10 gallon freshwater tank with the Aqueon 06080 QuietFlow 10 Power Filter. We are having a problem with microbubbles - well, at least I think they're microbubbles. It used to be worse when the water was cascading from the filter down into the water like a waterfall, but in the attached picture you can see that I have increased the water level to about half of the output of the filter. These bubbles are making the water seem pretty cloudy. I am skeptical about calling them microbubbles because once they reach the surface of the tank, they just bubble around the surface and take a long time to "pop".

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Old 06-15-2015, 10:49 AM   #2
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You could take some filter floss and put on the output to diffuse the bubbles. Should hold them long enough to make them pop. It will reduce surface agitation though.

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What about a cut sponge? would that work as well? I also have an air stone that doesn't produce the microbubbles, just the larger ones so that can help with the surface agitation.
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Problem with microbubbles

Assuming it's a sponge made/safe for an aquarium, yes


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perfect, thanks so much!
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