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DUIdiver
03-26-2012, 09:13 PM
Any good tricks to help reduce micro bubbles? I have a CPR bakpak 2 that I got with my 55gallon. It works fine and will fill the cup with nice dark skimmate in a day, but it produces a ton of micro bubbles.
I looked at the manual online and they recommend the bio bale as a means to help, but not sure I want to go down that road. I just cleaned up 10 gallons of water off my floor this weekend because I tried white gauze and it clogged the outlet (kinda knew it was a bad idea going into it). I read the thread on the impeller mods, but any info or directions to the thread with the answers would be awesome. I know some folks do really well with biological filtration (bio balls etc), but I have heard about them leaching nitrate back into the tank. Anyway, thanks ahead of time and happy reefing!
-Bryan

Skimmy
03-30-2012, 03:31 PM
well, they sell a bubble baffle for the outlet...

Bak-Pak Combination Pre-Skimmer & Bubble Eliminator by CPR Aquatics - AquaCave.com (http://www.aquacave.com/Bak-Pak-Combination-Pre-Skimmer-Bubble-Eliminator-by-CPR-Aquatics-P1360C631.aspx)

DUIdiver
04-08-2012, 08:54 PM
Finally ran a good dose of carbon and modified the pump from air injection on the outlet to air injection on the inlet. Works lots better and the micro bubbles are going away. I think there was just a lot of organics.