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    Bubbles Bubbles Bubbles.

    I hate to bring this topic up again but I have micro bubbles in my tank like there's no tomorrow. I did a search first to see if any of that could help me but all the remedies that were there I already had done. I stumped!!! I've got 3 baffles in my sump, I waited for 3 weeks for slime to cover the pipes, I know I glued the pipes really well. The only thing I never tried was to turn the pump back a little. I'm running a mag 9.5 on a 75 gallon with about 4' of head. I hope this all helps you figure out what the $%#@ is wrong here. I'm wondering if it's operator head spacing??? I'm getting pretty fustrated.
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    Mike Philpott

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    The turnover rate is likely the issue here mike. 10 times through the sump is the MAX flow rate. Your likely at that or very close to it. I would suggest you turn down the flow rate until the bubbles are not being returned to the tank.
    Rob

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    Sounds stupid but make sure there is nothing causing bubbles near your return pump.
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    Ok i'll give that a try.
    Sorry for asking a question that has been answered so many times. But it's really fustrating. Spending all this money to look at BUBBLES!!! Sucks. I guess thats one of the downfalls with the hobby. I guess I can look at it as a learning experience.

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    Mike
    Cheers,
    Mike Philpott

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    Hi Mike

    I also have this problem and got it fix with rising the sump water level...

    I know it sound kind of easy but it's the only way i figured out.

    I tried everything that didn't work.

    try it and let me know

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    nope the pump is external and there is lots of water.
    Cheers,
    Mike Philpott

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    I'd venture a guess and say that you have TONS of bubbles coming from your drain right.thats an issue. you could put the drain inside a jug with some holes near the bottom but as OSD stated its not easy getting the bubbles out before they return because of the hi flow thru the sump. thats why more and more reefers are going slow flow return and a closed loop or powerheads/tunzes

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    I'll try slowing down the pump and seee how that works out. Thanks everyone.
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    Mike Philpott

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    Cool

    I would either sell that MAG and get a smaller one or T offf the plumbing with a valve and just redirect some of the water back to the sump instead of choking off the pump. you could always feed a refugium later.

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    johny is right

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