Bubble Magus Skimmers

solitude127

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I just recently purchased a Bubble Magus Curve A5 for my Red Sea Reefer 170. So far, I've been really impressed with house quiet it is and sleek it looks. I've only been running it for a few days and was wondering how long does it take to break in. I currently have it in about 7.5" of water and I can't get it to stop overflowing. Not really an issue right now since my tank is just breaking in.
 

Greentree

New member
If there's one thing I know about the Bubble Magus, it's that the low --> high dial is reverse. This might be dumb and you've likely already tried it, but try turning it to high and see if it settles down :)
 

solitude127

Proud user of IO Salt!
If there's one thing I know about the Bubble Magus, it's that the low --> high dial is reverse. This might be dumb and you've likely already tried it, but try turning it to high and see if it settles down :)

Thank you for the suggestion. The valve is completely open.
 

Brieninsac

Member
My BM5 took probably 6 weeks to breakin in a new system. In hindsight I wouldn't have even installed it until my system had been running a month or two.
 

d0ughb0y

Active member
where did you buy it from and how much?
I see it listed on ebay, but it is strange the listing says the DC pump controller is not included.

aren't you supposed to be able to control the DC pump speed?
 

solitude127

Proud user of IO Salt!
where did you buy it from and how much?
I see it listed on ebay, but it is strange the listing says the DC pump controller is not included.

aren't you supposed to be able to control the DC pump speed?

I got it from a LFS and I'm assuming that to keep cost down they did not include a controller. But I could be totally wrong. But yes, it is a DC pump because the pump has a separate power supply.
 

solitude127

Proud user of IO Salt!
My BM5 took probably 6 weeks to breakin in a new system. In hindsight I wouldn't have even installed it until my system had been running a month or two.

Oh wow, ok. thanks for the insight. This is my first BM skimmer and so far I'm pretty impressed.
 

Dee12Dee12

New member
Curve 5 is recommended to sit in 9.5-11 inches of water. Still early but try raising it a bit. Skim should get darker daily in a new system. Well that's how mine broke in. I'm running a nac 9
 

zooman72

New member
I ran all of mine skimmers, including three Curve 5's, in a bucket of vinegar/ water solution - broke in within a day or so...
 

peder

New member
Bubble magus has developed their own pump to curve a series (blue/White) and they are self-adjusting, so it's not supposed to have a controller.
I have it and it is the quietest skimmer i have owned, even bette than the Royal exclusiv i had before!
 

chrisfont23

Reef Monster
Mine took about 1 week to break in. You really need to make sure that the depth of water your skimmer sits in your sump is correct.
 

madweazl

Member
If there's one thing I know about the Bubble Magus, it's that the low --> high dial is reverse. This might be dumb and you've likely already tried it, but try turning it to high and see if it settles down :)

The dial is correct; Max flows the most water while 1 flows the least. 1 increases the water level in the skimmer because it cant escape the skimmer as easy.

I ran all of mine skimmers, including three Curve 5's, in a bucket of vinegar/ water solution - broke in within a day or so...

This should make a huge difference.

After spending countless hours over the course of a couple weeks, I was able to get the Curve 5 working best in 9 15/16" water depth (I tried many depths) with the outlet set to 3-Max (closer to 3). This skimmer is extremely sensitive to changes in depth. Once it is tuned, it performs quite well though.
 

solitude127

Proud user of IO Salt!
Here are some pics
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It also has this pinching device to limit the air intake
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shermanang

New member
I just recently purchased a Bubble Magus Curve A5 for my Red Sea Reefer 170. So far, I've been really impressed with house quiet it is and sleek it looks. I've only been running it for a few days and was wondering how long does it take to break in. I currently have it in about 7.5" of water and I can't get it to stop overflowing. Not really an issue right now since my tank is just breaking in.
U adjust the dryer skim.
 

Anthony357

New member
i have a curve 7 and love it! It sits in about 8" or so of water and hasnt had any issues yet. Been running it about 4 months
 
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