1. Noodles

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    hi all, okay i've just bought a new skimmer, the ts1 and it looks great the one problem i'm having is that it is fulling my tank with these's fine bubbles which dont look great in my tank and i dont know what to do, please help?
     
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    Hi Fleur! A VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA!

    The TS1 is "set" by moving the water output pipe, up or down.
    This is an external extension pipe, which fits tightly over the actual outlet pipe.

    When you move the pipe upwards, the water level should go up.
    Moving the pipe down, the internal water level will drop..... moving the pipe upwards, the internal water level will move upwards.

    When the internal water level drops, the skimmer will skim much drier, when the internal water level rises, the skimmer will skim much wetter.

    You will want to experiment, and find the "sweet spot" for YOUR skimmer and YOUR tank/bio-load.
    This means the correct water level, where the skimmate is very dark, but not extremely dry.
     
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    Welcome to MASA Fleur, hope you enjoy your stay with us.

    Can you post pictures of your setup? I also have a TS1 in a nano, and I don't get bubbles in the tank.
    Is the skimmer inside the tank?
    Or is the skimmer in the return chamber of the sump?
    Do you have those "rings" that goes over the outlet pipe of the skimmer to reduce noise and bubbles?
     
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    Pics will help us help u

    oh welcome to MASA
     
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    Welcome to MASA Fleur.
    Please post a pic of your sump, that way we can take it from there.
     
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    Noodles Thread Starter

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    Hey Tanks for all the welcomes, and help.
    I'll post pic's soon, the skimmer is in the return chamber, but where els would i put it there is know other space, my sump is packed with stuff.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Thats the problem. It suppose to be in the first chamber. Post a pic when you get a chance, then we can see whats in your sump causing it to be 'packed'. ;)
     
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    fleur welcome
     
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    I was having a problem with my ts1 too. It all depends on how the foam rings are positioned to stop the micro bubbles. And it really does not skim well in the return chamber. The slightest water level fluctuation and it skim's poorly. But now its in my first chamber thanks to the advice i got here and holy cow, i have to empty my cup at least every 3 days or it overflows. Good luck
     
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    Pull those bio balls as they serve no purpose and put the skimmer there. You should also remove those white rocks and ceramic rings as they will just trap detritus and give you nutrient problems further down the line
     
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    Okay cool, and what should i use???
     
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    as a filter media??
     
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    You should have three chambers in your sump. 1st skimmer, 2nd dsb, 3rd return. I see that you can remove the middle panel of the sump and insert a dsb there.
     
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    here is a basic layout

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    Hi Fleur - this is not a ReefTek TS1!

    This is a DNW-110, in sump skimmer!

    And sorry about my explanation - I was "speed-reading".....

    I cannot understand - your skimmer is in the 1st compartment, right? How the heck would you STILL get micro-bubbles in your Display Tank?

    There must be SOME other cause of the micro-bubbles....
     
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    The skimmer is in my return chamber, any adivse on how i should change my set up in my sump???
     
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    Remove the middle panel in red and add a Deep sand band 15cm deep. Move skimmer and heater to first compartment. Is there livestock in your tank?
     
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    Holy cow. If u paid ts1 price for a Dnw110 good for you.
     
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