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    here are some pics. it is much cloudier than is shown in the pictures. I apologize for the flash. could it just be with the light on that it looks this way? Mike Ramsey posted some pictures of his 72 gallon bow front - my tank looks just like the ones with his light on.

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    Are you medicating anything?
    I notice when/if I've used a few meds, there are random bubbles associated with that?

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    no meds. will be doing 30 % water change today, maybe that will make a difference.
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    Did 30 percent PWC on Sunday. Also raised the water level about 1/4 inch above the bottom of the top frame. A lot less bubbles and the water seems much clearer.
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    Had the filter been cleaned before? If not it could be that the flow had been reduced to a low flow and with the cleaning went back to full flow and causing a lot of current thus kicking up sand and maybe causing the bubbles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    Did 30 percent PWC on Sunday. Also raised the water level about 1/4 inch above the bottom of the top frame. A lot less bubbles and the water seems much clearer.
    Try to keep the surface water level at or above the bottom lip of the return spillway of your AC filters. This will generate more water surface movement which will improve gas exchange and fewer bubbles. Any time the water surface level drops below the lip of the return spillway, there will be less water surface movement and more bubbles below the surface.

    LOL..I hope that makes sense. If it doesn't, let me know and I'll try to do a better job of explaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    Try to keep the surface water level at or above the bottom lip of the return spillway of your AC filters. This will generate more water surface movement which will improve gas exchange and fewer bubbles. Any time the water surface level drops below the lip of the return spillway, there will be less water surface movement and more bubbles below the surface.

    LOL..I hope that makes sense. If it doesn't, let me know and I'll try to do a better job of explaining.
    Makes perfect sense. I did raise the water level when I did the PWC on Sunday. I think it is right at the bottom of the spillway (I will check when I get home from work), as I now have very few bubbles and the water is much clearer. Also, the flow is not quite as strong (I can tell by how much my plants move and sway). Fortunately, there is hardly any evaporation (maybe 1/8 inch a week) so the water level will remain constant.


    Quote Originally Posted by Limming View Post
    Had the filter been cleaned before? If not it could be that the flow had been reduced to a low flow and with the cleaning went back to full flow and causing a lot of current thus kicking up sand and maybe causing the bubbles.
    One of my 2 AC110s is cleaned each week (right one this week, left one next week) - so each one is cleaned every 2 weeks. They are not very dirty when I clean them (sponges and housing). A couple months ago I did stir up the sand quite a bit and noticed the reduced flow. At that time the sponge was very dirty.

    Thanks to all for your help and suggestions.
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