Micro Bubbles

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  1. shaneparkins

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    I have a nano tank with built in skimmer. Aquaria 37 litre. Im having a problem with thousands of microbubbles. It seems to be coming from skimmer. Ive treid ajusting the air intake and water intake but it doesn't help. Its making tank look terrible.

    Any ideas?
     
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  3. sanjayMoti

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    The setting is below the skimmer.. set nozzle direction to the lowest.
     
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    I have done that. Still producing so many micro bubbles that's getting pushed out into tank
     
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    My Aquiria skimmer does push out tiny micro bubbles to.Is yours very bad?
     
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    What i don't like is makes water look dirty. If i turn skimmer off water is crystal clear. Iv been doing a lot of reading but cant find a solution.
     
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    May Try speaking to Lawrance From Aquaria.. Maybe the skimmer needs to be changed.
     
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    Yeah i will do that, thanks Sanjay
     
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    Almost all skimmers have a break in period during which they produce excessive micro bubbles. It's incredibly frustrating.

    Somer skimmers are much better than others both in terms of the quantity of bubbles the produce during break in as well as the overall duration of break in. It is possible that there is a problem with your pump but it is also quite normal to experience one to two weeks of excessive bubbles.

    One interim solution that worked well for me was to introduce a layer (or several layers) of filter floss where the water exits the skimmer, such that the water coming out of the skimmer flows directly into the floss. Many of the bubbles may be trapped or pop when they hit the filter floss, before entering the water column. Obviously this may not be possible given the design of your particular skimmer and aquarium, but it worked very well for me until the bubbles naturally subsided.:m106:
     
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    I think i was to impatient lol, after a week or two skimmer settled and bubbles have gone :thumbup:
     
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    Hi there my skimmer has been running for 3 weeks going on 4 and still so much microbubbles
     
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