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Old 07-30-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
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i have just set up a marine fish only tank and i feel like im shooting in the dark. i have just set up my protain skimmer and its sending bubles into my tank which is sending my water cloudy.can enybody help me please.is this normal or do i have a problem. my skimmer is a jad dg2516 if eny body has heard of it it hangs on the side of my tank.its been shiped in from japan and the instrution are cryptic .
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I moved your thread to the General Hardware and Equipment section. Please only make one thread per topic.

Usually protein skimmers have a "break in" time where they will send alot of bubbles into the tank. After a couple weeks they are usually broken in and this will get better. I'm not familiar with your specific brand though.
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ok thanks for your input.if you was wondering i got the skimmer on the cheap on ebay. cost me 65pound about 100 dollers i think.its been shiped in from the far east.jad have some good reveiws on you tube .
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As with a lot of the equipment we use in our SW systems you get what you pay for. Skimmers, lights and pumps are things that you need to invest a little bit into. Chances are you can find a good used skimmer for what you paid for the one you have. A lot of the equipment I have was purchased form local hobbyist as they upgraded their systems.
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maybe i should off explored that avinue.but like i said it had some good reveiws so i went for it . i am thinking of getting a fluedised bed fillter is there is a model enybody recomends.
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You may be able to try a sponge in the outlet, should work as a partial bubble trap
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what have you got? Live sand,live rock size of tank,sump,lights
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