tons and tons of airbubbles

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    jcegt87 Dude Dude DUDE!!!!!!

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    why????
    I went home for like a min to pic something up and I look into my tank and see ALOT of aibubbles on my glass ( stuck on some algae) alot of micobubbles in the water to but why

    I did notice that one of the hob overflows stopped but the other one is doing good

    In the sump the water still has some good way to gobefore it reaches the pump level

    I'm confused I wont be getting home till like an hour or two

    Oh alsobthe algae is just were the rocks touch the glass the pressure points

    And its hard algae tried scrapping it of one time but no luck
     
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    I had the same problem at about the same time as you 2 months. It is just the tank continuing to mature. The carbon dioxide is being turned into oxygen by your algae. Believe me, i had air bubbles by the thousands during this process and it took a good 3-4 weeks to go away. :frustrat: It covered the sand, rock and glass. You will hear on here a lot "Patience" it is key! Next you might experience a diatom algae outbreak where everything gets covered by brown algae, that process really sucks to. Again patience it is all part of the process. It gets better and then you will see where your hard work and efforts pay off! :bounce:
     
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    so???? Just leave it

    Will I have to scrub the brown algae cause now that you mention it I do see some on my rocks( damn I was just starting to see some bright coraline too)
    I see it oj my sand too ( I tought it was the brown sand I had under the white)

    What should I do:shock:
     
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    Gooseman Reefing Is An Obsession

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    What i am about to tell you is tedious and time consuming! :frustrat: After about 2 weeks of putting up with it. What i did do reduce the diatom algae(brown stuff) was to reduce the day lights time to about half or all together for about 2-3 days and reduced my actinics to 8 hours. Then siphoned off my sand ever so slightly, every 3 days or so, you don't want to suck out more than 1/8 to 1/4 inch or so off the top. I also took a turkey baster, which will become one of your best tools u can have, and lightly hosed off all the Live Rock about 2 times a day everyday till it's gone. The diatoms will in time go away and the green algae will start to show up, along with better coralline algae growth(purple stuff). Hope this helps.
     
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    heres some pics

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    sorry this pic is sideways
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    and so is this one

    its the overflow covered in brown algae (the box itself is clear)
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    I had problems too. Mine was my filter blowing air bubbles in after I'd cleaned it. I finally figured out to to shake it several times after cleaning it so the bubbles would work their way out at one time and not over the course of a week. Also, once the bubbles were in there the power head seemed to suck them up and continue to spew them out in multiples.
     
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    All good ideas! Everyone here has a ton of information for you when ever you need it. Good luck!!
     
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    the awesome thing about my Lion is he wont mess with my fire or skung shrimp cause believe it or not the shrimp are begger than him lol
     
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    thats nice of the lion.
     
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    also one more question during this "cycle" can i add another fish/coral (the reason im asking is cause i have been looking for a flame angel and noone has had any for about a month and a half and if i do see one i will be purchasing unless the algae posts a thread to my fishs well being
    will my fish be in any health danger???ick????
     
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    I would hold off on buying any fish until you get your algae and bubble problems under control. As of right now if your fish are doing fine leave them be and just focus on getting your tank better. Any more fish right now may hurt you more than you realize. It is just an additional load on a system that is trying to catch up.
     
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    thanks goose

    well for now ill juts focus on buying a new tv then lol

    also your quote under your name is so so true :grumble:hello my name is JC and im a reefer addict:death::mrgreen:
     
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    All I see is air bubbles attached to the diatoms on the glass and rocks.I don't see much micro-bubbles in the water column.Maybe it's time to add some snails.
     
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    microbubbles and a 2megapixel iphone cam well not quite a match made in heaven but yes for the most part its mainly bubbles on the diatom

    as for the micros well i managed to get rid of them what happend was the return pump was somehow tilted and was getting a skim of air causing micros
     
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    i cleaned the lass and wiped the diatom off the glass overflow box and powerheads looks ALOT cleaner even toughgt tommorow it will prob look the same :grumble:
     
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    Don't add anything while the tank is cycling.There really shouldn't be a shrimp and Lionfish in there during the cycle.
     
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    :bounce:You have cyano algae. Algae/air bubble = cyano algae or cyano bacteria, how ever you wish to call it. Control is typical of algae control as in do water changes, syphon off what you can. Enough bubbles usually form that the algae seems to almost raise in a sheet from surfaces, so it is easy to siphon out of tank. Do not scrape back into tank. If you scrub glass wipe from bottom to top and take scrubber out of tank and rinse then repeat. If the problem persists or comes back you might want to consider changing light bulbs. Cyano like higher wave lenght lights, so stay with low wave length lights. Cyano will not grow under straight (420 nm) actinic lighting. Cyano is often a problem when using old light bulbs. :^:
     
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    well side I've cleaned my glass it hasn't gotten back but I to notice it on the rocks still
    so just use a turkey baster what if I point a ph to them will that also help
     
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