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reefme
06-21-2013, 04:39 AM
I am setting up this skimmer and I have a problem with lots of micro bubbles passing thru the baffles and into my return pump. The water level is 9" high. Two baffles down and up over the return section. The baffles are 1" apart. Please help and thank you.

reefme
06-21-2013, 03:37 PM
Bump

reefme
06-22-2013, 02:20 AM
Anybody home?

lpsreefer
06-22-2013, 02:26 AM
I have mine sitting in about 6.5 inches of water running at half power
On a 250 gallon system.

reefme
06-22-2013, 02:31 AM
I have mine sitting in about 6.5 inches of water running at half power
On a 250 gallon system.

Is there a lot of micro bubbles coming out of skimmer?

fixerupper
06-22-2013, 03:12 AM
How long have you had it running? Mine initially had a few micro bubbles and random overflows but I changed the depth to just under 7" and lowered the power settings. It now runs in my sump with no bubble trap and there's no problems of any kind.

reefme
06-22-2013, 03:29 AM
Its been running for 1 day at 8" deep minimum setting and produced so much micro bubbles in the sump and in a display tank. The two baffles doesn't help at all.

reefme
06-22-2013, 03:30 AM
This thing is so powerful and so much air. OMG!!

nrosdal
06-22-2013, 03:37 AM
It is not uncommon on new skimmers to produce micro bubbles pretty heavily for the first few days even weeks sometimes. I would let everything get a little slimy and then play with the power settings on it and minor water level changes to fine tune it from there.

Maybe you can post a video so we can see this beast at work?

reefme
06-22-2013, 03:40 AM
It is not uncommon on new skimmers to produce micro bubbles pretty heavily for the first few days even weeks sometimes. I would let everything get a little slimy and then play with the power settings on it and minor water level changes to fine tune it from there.

Maybe you can post a video so we can see this beast at work?

I bought this from you last year in August. Now is time to set it up lol.

nrosdal
06-22-2013, 03:48 AM
Ha, wow.. very patient guy.

I have one sitting here for my own personal tank and am chomping at the bit to get it in. But there have been no pumps for them available for some time now. But that will very soon be resolved. Still bugs me to have this beauty sitting here and no pump to stick in it.

reefme
06-23-2013, 01:30 AM
Changed depth to 6.5" and it looks better. Still little bubbles in TD at a min. Setting. Find the skimmer cup a little too tight fit. Took the o-ring out and polished the groove .03" smaller and it perfect.

Skimmer King
06-23-2013, 02:41 AM
lower the GPH on your return then you wont get Mirco bubbles in the main display

reefme
06-23-2013, 02:46 AM
All bubbles are gone. I guess I have to give it times to do it thing.
Thank you everyone.