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    I'm ready to give up

    I can't get the microbubbles to stop.

    I've tried everything. But i can still see them travelling through the baffles.

    I've constructed a bubble tower, slowed the flow by reducing the pump, slowed the flow by reducing the overflow... nothing's working.

    I'm gonna snap.

    Please help. I don't know what to do.


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    put a foam pad in ur baffle, i know tis said to be a nitrate trap but ur fuge should take care of that, if u don't want micros, thats the only way to go

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    How about putting a 90 degree elbow pointing downward on the intake for your return pump? This worked for me.
    John

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    I use a 90 degree elbow on the return,and also use a piece of plexiglass I picked up at Home Depot to deflect the bubbles upward.
    The plexi fits tightly front to back, and is simply angled by leaning it on a rock.This way the air bubbles are diverted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReefSalt
    I use a 90 degree elbow on the return,and also use a piece of plexiglass I picked up at Home Depot to deflect the bubbles upward.
    The plexi fits tightly front to back, and is simply angled by leaning it on a rock.This way the air bubbles are diverted.

    got any pics of this....

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    2 ways, change to a smaller return pump[water flowing thru to fast]
    its a new setup,[looks clean] ot'll calm down after.

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    You can also also add more rock to your sump. It doesn't have to be live... base rock should do fine.

    IJO

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    you can also try a smaller return pump. What are you running now? what size sump?

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    If it's a new setup you might have some air comming in from your plumbing. This should rectify itself over time when you plumbing "slimes up". Also salt creep on your plumbing might be an indication of where air might be comming in from ... not sure if the actual salt creep will block the air from comming or not though.

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    I just grabbed a bag of that foam stuff you find for filters and added a little bit into the baffles so they trap the bubbles. Once it gets dirty, I replace. No more bubles going into return pump.

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