Not skimming in 40 gal?

JRM88

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My skimmer constantly produces heaps and heaps of microbubbles. I cant get rid of them. Is it ok not to skim a 40 gal? Would I need to do extra water changes for this to work? I've turned the skimmer off today and the difference is amazing. Thanks!
 

happyface888

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Hmm what kind of skimmer are you using? Yes it is ok to skim a 40, I skim a 45g. Did you add any water conditioners or vitamins to your tank? If so it would cause alot of bubles.
 

JRM88

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I'm using a Octopus Hang on the Back..I tihnk it is BH-100 model. It always produces heaps n heaps of bubbles. It looks so much nicer when the skimmer isnt on.
 

ludnix

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I have a microbubble problem with my remora skimmer too. For the amount of skimmate it pulls out I wouldn't be willing to stop skimming, but I would love to hear some methods for reducing microbubbles on various skimmers.

I don't use any additives at this point, only Reef Crystals and Distilled water.
 

aiv

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cutting out a piece of foam and placing it inside the outflow chamber seems to cut down on the bubbles for my remora.
 

JRM88

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I tried putting some foam in but I think it must have been too thick because the water didnt get through quick enough and the water starting to be blocked. I also tried a cutting up a stocking and that didnt work either. I hate bubbles!!!!
 

RichConley

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If you're getting microbubbles in the tank, your skimmer isnt pulling enough air, and is moving too much water. Check your venturi.
 

JRM88

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Ok I am a female.. I had a hard enough time getting the stupid thing to work let alone knowing all the parts of it, could you try explain what the venturi is? And what I need to do to get it to pull enough air?
 
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