Protein Skimmer Microbubbles Help!

Discussion in 'Nano Tank advice' started by Karen1986, 5 Oct 2014.

  1. Karen1986

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    Hi guys my tank has been cycling for 3 weeks now going on 4th week and i still have so many microbubbles i just dont know wat to do anymore should i try filter floss?
     
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    Do you have micro bubbles in your return chamber?

    Do you perhaps have a flow pump that is sucking air?
     
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    What skimmer is it?
    Micro bubbles are not cause of a cycling tank, most likely the skimmer isn't dialed in properly
     
  5. Karen1986

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    When i switch the skimmer off the bubbles completely dissappear. ....i was also advised to compress the filter sponge but still no luck. Yes there is bubbles in the return chamber
     
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    I have the aquaria AMW37 nano tank
     
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    If you switch off the skimmer and the bubbles disappear, then we all know where the problem lies.

    I got no experience with the Aquaria range. Maybe ask Lawrence from @Aquaria-SA directly as to how to set the skimmer up.

    It should not let the micro bubble flow out. Does the skimmer have an restriction on its outlet? Or can you control the air intake?
     
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