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03-30-2011, 08:33 PM
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Problem that I am having is a lot of (looks like DUST) floating around.
Any ideas how to get RID OF it??

Got:
75 gal
swc 160 cone skimmer
sump. mp40 power head.
rocks 130 pounds.
sand 80 pounds.
 
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03-30-2011, 08:55 PM
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Do you have any power heads in the tank that are that are turned up to high, or nozzels that may be facing the sand bed ? Are you sure it's dust or micro bubbles ?
 
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03-30-2011, 09:12 PM
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its might be microbuubles from the return of the sump
 
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03-30-2011, 09:26 PM
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Check your skimmer's outlet pipe and see if it's from there. Try to adjust if it's actually from the skimmer.
How long as this been happening and how long as your tank been set-up for ?
 
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03-30-2011, 10:55 PM
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It doesn't appear as if you're using a filter sock. If not, you might want to consider one.

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03-31-2011, 12:24 AM
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Its not micro bubbles for sure, i've checked.
My power head is high from the sand bed.

I still don't understand why i have this DUST!
 
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03-31-2011, 12:38 AM
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Its not micro bubbles for sure, i've checked.
My power head is high from the sand bed.

I still don't understand why i have this DUST!

I'm not saying to use the filter socks because of micro bubbles. As a matter of fact that isn't a reason IMO to use a filter sock. I'm suggesting a filter sock to catch anything that might be floating in the water. The sock will catch it and collect it for your removal. If it's dust, a 100 micron sock should work well.

Did anyone do any housecleaning near the tank? Maybe stirred up some dust and it went airborne? Just a thought.

Someone else mentioned that it might be sand from a misdirected powerhead?

Again, a filter sock can contain any of these things to help clean up the system. That's why people use them.

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03-31-2011, 03:09 AM
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Thanks Russ but I do have filter sock as well, forgot to mention...
I am really lost, don't know what it is
 
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03-31-2011, 06:10 AM
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Are you dosing 2 part?


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03-31-2011, 07:13 AM
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TRy to get a pic of it or a vid, so we can see for ourselves. It might help us help you
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