Week 2 of cycling & still micro bubbles

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  1. Karen1986

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    Hi guys my tank is currently cycling 2 weeks now n theres still alot of micro bubbles in the water.....its a nano MW37 any suggestions
     
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    Hi karen.. That all normol process of cycling. Just leave it. It will all go away once cycling process
    in finished. Please upload some pics:thumbup:
     
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    Is your tank still producing micro bubbles?
    Are you running the sponge at the back (next to the skimmer)?
     
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    Hi tekkenGal will the sponge effect it ?
     
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    It does. It clogs up affecting the water level at the back chambers causing the return pump to run dry and push out bubbles.
     
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    Hi going in to week 3 now still so much microbubbles
     
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    This is the back of my tank wer the skimmer is

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    Take out the sponge and see if the bubbles still continue?
     
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    Microbubbles

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    Ok gonna try now
     
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    i Spoke to Lawarance from Aquaria, Its normal if the skimmer is new. It takes time before bubbles go away
     
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    Took out the sponge seems like more bubbles are coming
     
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    On the skimmer pump, how open the valve?
    There is an adjustable flap thingy that can rotate. Set it to the smallest opening possible and then try that?
     
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    Tanks sanjay i did speak to lawrence as well he said it would settle in but its taking 3weeks jus abit concerned if im dween anythn wrong
     
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    my skimmer it about 8 weeks now .. and there nothing,
     
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    The valve is closed left a lil not fully open i can see it cumn frm the skimmer
     
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    Thats should help.. just give it some time and let it settle in
     
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    Wow so new and you have that much coralline on your rocks already??? Whats your secret, or did you buy the rock like that?
     
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    The rock is synthetic
     
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    Ah ok, thanks for clearing that up.. I got excited heehee :m12: It looks good though ;)
     
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