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Old 06/14/2018, 12:25 PM   #1
jazzy_n_fancy
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Microbubbles

Other than being an eye sore, can they cause any problems? My fish go around eating them and I'm afraid it's bad for them

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Old 06/14/2018, 12:32 PM   #2
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It can accumulate in and under certain inverts (corals, sponges, urchins) and cause tissue damage.


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Old 06/14/2018, 12:47 PM   #3
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I've never had any problems with them. I actually encourage the to tell you the truth. Not to the point where I'm scrubbing, but they're definitely noticeable in my tanks.


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Old 06/14/2018, 07:27 PM   #4
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When the bubbles eventually get to the surface they pop and aerosolize as salt spray. Then you get rust in nearby places and salt creep around your equipment. Other than that no particular issues.


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Old 06/14/2018, 09:36 PM   #5
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I run an Sistine thru a Powerhead 3mins every hour controlled by my Apex.

Why? To make sure that the water is always 100% saturated with O2.

O2 tests are inaccurate. Corals are animals and need O2 to thrive. I once saw a guys tank where he actually dosed O2 from an O2 pressurized tank 3mins every hour and he was growing out frag s once a month for $$$. His corals are growing like lawn grass in May....

As far as Micro bubbles. Tiny bubble form on rocks. Some says this:
- will lead the bubble algae. BONK
- fish will get some sort of gill disease. BONK
- corals get bubbles and damages them. Wouldn't say bonk, but I've never noticed an effect
- you'll get extra salt creep. Absolutely TRUE. But I just add it to my maintanence sched

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Old 06/14/2018, 11:30 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. I don't think I have too much.. as long as I keep my water levels up.

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