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Old 12/20/2017, 06:34 AM   #1
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I want to get rid of bubbles in my display tank.

Looking for ideas that donít include turning the pumps down as this is a SPS tank. Itís a peninsula and itís in our foye so visable pumps isnít an option. Itís a new tank and Iím still working out the kinks.



https://youtu.be/LFZVs4oTB08


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"I hate that hole"

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Old 12/20/2017, 07:03 AM   #2
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I got an error trying to play the video...

Are they micro-bubbles? If so, on a previous build I had a strainer inside the return section of my sump screwed into the bulkhead leading to the return pump. The movement of the water through the strainer caused micro-bubbles in my DT (there is a scientific name for the phenomena that I can't remember). Once I removed the strainer, no more micro-bubbles...


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Old 12/20/2017, 07:06 AM   #3
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I got an error trying to play the video
And I thought it was only me

Letís try this:





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Old 12/20/2017, 07:20 AM   #4
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Same error I'm afraid...


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Old 12/20/2017, 07:20 AM   #5
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They are macrobubbles.


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Old 12/20/2017, 07:22 AM   #6
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Same error I'm afraid...

Try the direct YouTube link please

https://youtu.be/LFZVs4oTB08


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Old 12/20/2017, 10:09 AM   #7
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Video doesn't show what powerhead/pump are you using on the back side? Looks to me like it's pointing straight at the front glass? If you angle it towards the surface of your tank it will break the surface rather than the vortex at the front glass.


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Old 12/20/2017, 10:46 AM   #8
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Look like if you get rid of that vortex your pump is creating the bubbles will be gone.


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Old 12/20/2017, 04:22 PM   #9
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The pumps are 6 feet away on the other side of the tank, the vortex starts where the stream of water turns down. It’s a pair of tunze 6105s generaly running at about 65% But they are programmed to go up and down semi randomly.


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Old 12/20/2017, 06:38 PM   #10
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The pumps are 6 feet away on the other side of the tank, the vortex starts where the stream of water turns down. Itís a pair of tunze 6105s generaly running at about 65% But they are programmed to go up and down semi randomly.
Angle them more to the surface so they break the water before hitting the front glass and it will stop the votex effect.


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Old 12/20/2017, 07:29 PM   #11
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What cheapreef said. You can even move them down a bit before angling them up.


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Old 12/20/2017, 08:34 PM   #12
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They are already pointed up pretty high, I'll take a vid this weekend but the surface is more turbulent than pretty much any tank I have seen in my decades of reefing.

however, moving them down and inch or two might be the ticket because the flow on the pump 1/2 of the tank is less than on the far end, considerably less.


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Old 12/26/2017, 08:09 PM   #13
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I cant get the video to play


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Old 12/26/2017, 08:14 PM   #14
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Try the direct link.

https://youtu.be/LFZVs4oTB08


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