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    Angry Micro bubble help..

    i am having a issue with my newly setup 75gal tank..

    it is clouded buy millions of bubbles..

    the drain is 1.5" and return pump is mag 9.5

    there are 2 baffles in sump.. 1 at 12" and the other at 6" from other end..

    here are pics..

    thanks for your help..

    oh yeah i did like Tangman and drilled my drain pipe in sump to expell air..

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    more pics

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    you can see the millions of tiny tiny bubbles..

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    here my surface aggitation from my returns...

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    The sump picture shows the baffle attached at the bottom so the water flows over the baffle. Do you have an additional baffle where the water flows under rather than over?
    180g with 2 x 54g corner bowfront bookends. 220 FOWLR in the works, 75g sump, 75g fuge, 75g QT.
    Solaris I4 72", 2 x 150 HQI Outer Orbit Pendants, Reeflo Orca 250, Profilux controller, Tunze 6101's and 6055's, Deltec CA Rx, PM Kalk Mixer, PM SR45 reactors.

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    not sure if its the pic but that sump looks a little low in water. that probaly doesn't matter anyways. I would just let it run for some time mark. theres not even any bacteria in there or liverock. it will take sometime for the tank to settle and pipes to get coated with bacteria/slime etc. if after a few weeks the problem still exists then you can try other opptions. like possible splitting the drain and have 2 pipes enter the sump. this might help break the surf so to speak.

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    very good point REEFMANIA! There should be a baffle after the first one that forces the water underneath and the bubbles will dissapate against that baffle [most of them] you also just set this up and added salt so expect some bubbles for awhile. I have some acrylic you can have to insert another baffle.

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    what if i add 2 baffles.. one to after first baffle and one before last.. so it would be 1@ bottom 1 @ 2" above bottom then 1 @ 2" above bottom then 1@ bottom then return pump..??

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    I dont see why that would not work. My raised baffles run about 3 inches above the bottom.
    180g with 2 x 54g corner bowfront bookends. 220 FOWLR in the works, 75g sump, 75g fuge, 75g QT.
    Solaris I4 72", 2 x 150 HQI Outer Orbit Pendants, Reeflo Orca 250, Profilux controller, Tunze 6101's and 6055's, Deltec CA Rx, PM Kalk Mixer, PM SR45 reactors.

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