Pump is blowing microbubbles

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  1. slot

    slot Plankton

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    I have an oceanic 29gal biocube and the pump is blowing this microbubbles making the tank look dirty. Any ideas how to fix this?[​IMG]

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  3. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    The pump might need cleaning, there could be a hair line crack in the hose.
     
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  4. DSC reef

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    Are you topping the tank off regularly? Looks like your return water level is low
     
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  5. Turbo's Aquatics

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    I take it this is a new problem?
     
  6. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    Oh ya-DSC is right. If you don't top up the evaporated water it will cause microbubbles
     
  7. PittsburghReefTank12

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    I own a Nano Cube and I had the same problem. Like DSC and Piano10 have said your water levels are too low. If you need a fast fix just push the blower downwards and make sure it's completely underwater. But you definitely need to top off water regularly.
     
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  9. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    What pump are you using?

    I am using a maxijet in my 10g IM and I get microbubbles like no other. After cleaning the pump I get a snowglobe of microbubbles.

    If its still happening after you top up the water, then there is another cause
     
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    It would help if the OP would respond to the advice everyone's giving so we can figure out the problem. Did you try any of these suggestions??
     
  11. radiata

    radiata Plankton

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    Micro bubbles are usually caused by a venturi effect when there is a really small plumbing leak and air is getting sucked into the plumbing system. Most times the cause is sloppy PVC pipe joining.
     
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