Eshopps 75 microbubles problem in nano tank

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  1. ryanadams23

    ryanadams23 Plankton

    Oct 29, 2013
    So since I have added a Eshopps 75 gallon Protein Skimmer to my tank. It has had thousands of micro bubbles in the tank. I have tried sponges, socks, and so much more to stop it, but couldn't figure it out. I think I found a solution, but have a question:

    So my Nano Cube has a 3 section overflow box. The section that I have the skimmer in has a wave maker for filtration built-in. Whenever I leave the skimmer in there along with the wave maker turned on, it produces the bubbles (with a sock, sponge and all). However, when i turn off the wave maker (which is part of the filtration), the bubbles stop (I think because the vibration of the pump stops).

    So the question is, do I have to have that wavemaker on? How will the "skimmed" water get to the rest of the system?

    Thanks so much for your help.
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  3. rcflyer1388

    rcflyer1388 Bubble Tip Anemone

    Jan 28, 2013
    Queens, NYC
    by wave maker are you calling the return pump that? Or do you have a circulation pump in the back circulating water just in that section of the sump? it almost sounds to me like you have a water level issue with what the skimmer likes.
  4. Marshall O

    Marshall O Giant Squid

    Jun 19, 2012
    Central MA
    I also don't know what you mean by wavemaker. I have 5 Eshopps skimmers and not one of them has any microbubble problems. Now, during the break-in period (first few days, up to a week), they produce plenty of micro-bubbles. But after, nothing at all.