Bubbles

benno101

New member
I have searched through and not found anyone else with this problem. I set up a new tank and I have bubbles, the fine microbubbles. They are in my sump, Oceanic Glass 30"x11.5x18". Its a 150gal tank, return pump is a pressure rated 780gal/hour. There are two 1" overflow drains that join into a 1.5" line that enters the sump into a filter sock. I have a G2skimmer that I modified the outflow to have a gate valve. I have a "clear for life" black sponge inbetween the baffles, 2baffles low proximal for water to go over then through sponge and under higher distal one. I checked that there is no canal around the baffle sponge, but I see bubbles on the other side of the baffle. I don't think its an air leak because I see the bubbles in the sump. I even tried running my skimmer outflow through the filter sock, which decreased the bubbles, but did not eliminate them. I have let it run for 1week to see if they were just the bubbles of a new tank. Right now I have about 80lbs of live rock in the tank. Would adding another baffle help? I have also seen putting lots of live rock rubble in the sump, including some wet dry, does this work? Thanks
 

drtrash

New member
Give it some more time, fine bubbles with a new system are not uncommon. Start by turning off diff pieces of equipment (skimmer...) to isolate bubbles.
 
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