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Uncle99
10/02/2017, 12:39 PM
Added two corals, stellata and two polyp zoo
Used 2 part epoxy to affix them to the rock
Now my skimmer is pushing out lots of micro bubbles into the tank.
It's a coralline hang on 65g skimmer with bubble diffuser hanging inside the tank. Seemed to work quite well until newest additions.

Is there a connection to my addition using the expoxy?
Seemed timed with the addition.
When should bubles disappear?

Thoughts anyone?

mcgyvr
10/02/2017, 01:12 PM
yes the epoxy did it.. totally normal..

It can clear up in a few hours to days or more depending on many variables..

Best to raise/adjust the skimmer up until you can hopefully get it to skim properly then adjust it back down as it starts to remove whats messing with the surface tension of the water..

Uncle99
10/02/2017, 02:05 PM
Thanks so much for the reply.....I get adjusting that skimmer...appreciated

Uncle99
10/02/2017, 07:44 PM
I assume water changes would speed up the clearing process

mcgyvr
10/03/2017, 05:45 AM
I assume water changes would speed up the clearing process

they can help a small bit but there is no need to rush
Your tank will be just fine..

McPuff
10/03/2017, 07:56 AM
Just use a different epoxy going forward if the bubbles bother you. I have used DD Aquascape putty and love it. It comes in purple, sticks very well especially when paired with super glue gel, and holds very well. It's more expensive than some other types, but worth it in my opinion.

homer1475
10/03/2017, 07:59 AM
I use JB Water weld, doesn't affect the skimmer one bit as long as your not using the whole stick in one use.

Uncle99
10/03/2017, 12:30 PM
Thanks All....
My skimmer, It's skimming nothing except water, just putting 6 million microbubbles in the tank. My bubble diffuser looks like a smoke stack on a cold day. It's been 48 hours now. Never again epoxy!
I stick with the super glue and good old fashion gravity.

I have turned off the skimmer. This is OK right?

mcgyvr
10/03/2017, 02:02 PM
I have turned off the skimmer. This is OK right?

yes.. no tank needs a skimmer..

Uncle99
10/03/2017, 02:08 PM
Now that's an interesting comment!
Thanks again for the help!

mcgyvr
10/03/2017, 02:42 PM
Now that's an interesting comment!
Thanks again for the help!

Its a true comment though..

Its just an extra tool you can use but certainly not needed.. Just like power windows on a car..