Too Many Protein Skimmer Bubbles In Tank

jimmy

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hey my name is jimmy and I'm new to the saltwater era. I just had a quick question ..........I purchased a protein skimmer (saline 60 hang on skimmer , with airstone), and I am getting way too many bubbles inside the tank.... my question is A) is that a bad thing? and B) how can I get rid of this..........by the way this is an awsome forum and website.
 

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Hey jimmy,

Sounds like your skimmer is not tweaked correctly yet. I've found that it can be an art trying to get the optimum air flow and water flow on a protein skimmer. Is there any way you can decrease the amount of air flow into the skimmer? Sometimes you have to mess with the air flow and/or the water flow to get that optimum setting.

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Mike
 
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hey mike,

yes there is a way to decrease air flow into the skimmer via the air pump. However even when I decrease the air pressure to lower, the bubbles are still visable in the tank (many of them)..... I was thinking if a bubble- trap might work more effeciently in this case?, not sure....
 

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maybe if you raise the water level slightly less bubbles will be pulled into the fish tank
 

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you might try a gang valve to regulate the airflow to your skimmer?? they are super cheap too! Like a buck or 2. Would hurt much to try it...
 

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