Micro Bubbles

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  1. Meneer

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    Will micro bubbles affect the working of my dsb?

    I have a lot coming back through my overflow pipe.

    Tried inserting a elbow under water, but it has no effect.


    My dt seems clear though...
     
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  3. robertkukla

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    i would try put a sock over the pipe , only thing is you will need to make sure you clean it very often
     
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    The bubbles will not affect the DSB.
     
  5. Monde

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    Being the Micro Bubble KING......I can tell you that a sock is amazing at cutting them out. Stockings dont work too badly but the sock is super.
     
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    I put a 45degree angled T piece just below water level. With T pointing upwards. with another 45 degree, then a short 300mm pipe sticking straight up.
    And the bottom the pipe extends to just above sump bottom.

    Pros: bubbles go up the angled T piece. Popping in the extension. No salt creep as well. Also helps a bit with sound.

    Cons: Looks ugly and weird.
     
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    [​IMG]
    Best pic I got at the moment to show it.

    See behind the skimmer, the blue pipe, that is the exhaust. And to the left of skimmer, light blue pipe, the bottom exit.

    The other white pipe standing up behind the skimmer (to the right) is a breather on my overflow / return from refugium and cryptic tanks. So that line is not dependant on siphon locks or breaks.
     
  8. erle_vaughan

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    Ey Riaan, hows a sketch or better pic...pls i would like to give that a try.
     
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    Will do over the weekend.
    Will also explain that ugly yellow thing behind the skimmer.
     
  10. erle_vaughan

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    shot bru.
     
  11. JsPLAYn

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    @Meneer,its so much more simple to jus put a filter sock, 2 benefits, no bubbles, an catchs detritus b4 entering sump, saving u a whole lotta work in the old end

    @erle_vaughan, yo dude, ur mom picked up ur skimmer, its a beast, enjoy it
     
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  12. JsPLAYn

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    Oh, an noise reduction too, check it out,simple an easy to maintain

    [​IMG]
     
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    Whats with the filter? are you running carbon etc in it?
     
  14. JsPLAYn

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    3 bags of purigen.. Works wonders!!!!
     
  15. erle_vaughan

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    Shot bru, i know, i got a TS2 already, i want another one for when i upgrade (size wise, then i will run two... like a sort of back up kind of deal...

    My ma said your tank is awesome... she is a disney fan though :p so nemo and dorey will get her super pumped.
     
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    I'm going down the purigen road too... only ever heard good stories.
     
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    Ok, good idea..... Yeah she was pretty pumped wen she saw nemo an dory lol,..... Oh an she said I must give u a message lol

    But will pm it to u later
     
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    My solution.

    [​IMG]

    First the blue setup. It is the downpipe from display. Got an angled T piece, pointing at 45 degrees up. Anther 45degree elbow. with short standpipe extension. At the bottom, there is another short extension all the way to just before the bottom of the sump.
    Bubbles, all rise up and pop in the standpipe. No micro bubbles that causes salt spray all over things.

    The white pipe and ugly yellow thing. That is my return from refugium. I do not want to skim the refugium outlet. So I let it run back to DSB area. But I found small pieces of cheato always breaks off, and it ends up on the sand. And I hate it. The answer, I used a pool filter leave catcher. The elbow inside the catcher is not glued. So its easy to clean, just pull elbow off and remove yellow basket. It does work and most of the cheato pieces ends up inside it. It looks ugly, but it works.
     
  19. erle_vaughan

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    nice... i will give it a bash when i get home...

    thanks @RiaanP for taking time out your weekend to educate and share what you have learnt.
     
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    is that a standard pool filter sock?
     
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    Nope, a lot finer sock.

    Socks works, but again, they must be cleaned every second day to prevent them going biological. And its not a sock from your drawer.
     
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