Help needed with small bubbles in my tank!!

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  1. Radies

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    Hi guys I have recently upgraded from boyu tanks to a bigger cube, 70*70*80. But now at first I thought my tank was full of fine sand particles, so I adjusted the wavemakers more towards the overflow but made no difference. After a bit more closer inspection I saw that it in fact was small air bubbles and not sand particles. Have anybody else have this problem? And do anyone know what can be causing these bubbles? I do have a sump and I got a reeftek ts3 skimmer in the sump and seachem matrix and a return pump..

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    The whole tank

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    How long has the skimmer been in the tank for?
     
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    Everything has been running for just over a week now, but I bought the skimmer 2nd hand
     
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    It could be the skimmer 'breaking in'. It should take a week or two to clear up.
     
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    Oky so you think that it might be the skimmer that is creating those bubbles?
     
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    Yep, I'm pretty sure it's the skimmer. It's normal for it to create bubbles at the start.
     
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    Oky thanks a lot, I will give it a couple of weeks
     
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    For a test, switch off the skimmer for 10 minutes. If bubbles disappear then you know its the skimmer that causes it.
     
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