Bubbles

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  1. 2balive

    2balive

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    Hi

    I have water droplets falling of my light (sealed unit) that causes fine bubbles in the water that are then "pumped" through the tank.

    Is this an issue for LPS and mushrooms?
     
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  3. Rory

    Rory Admin MASA Contributor

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    Water droplets falling off your light can't be good. You will probably end up with tons of salt on your lights reducing their effectiveness. Could you add a small fan blowing into the hood or across the lighting unit maybe?
     
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    Water on the lighting unit sounds like a non-ideal situation in itself. But the bubbles are not a problem beyond aesthetics, as far as I understand.
     
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    It's certainly a non issue for mushrooms, they'll probably surivive outside the tank a few days :p

    As for LPS/SPS it becomes an issue if a pocket of air collects underneath the coral. Whether that happens depends on flow, amount of bubbles, height of bubbles, shapes of corals, etc...
     
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