Tiny Bubbles?

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  1. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

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    So now that I have almost doubled my lighting & flow it seems that little air bubbles are forming on the reef. At first I thought it was caused by flow issues but now I am wondering if it is the lighting? Anyone else had this problem? Will it go away?
     
  2. JVU

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    Likely from algae making oxygen, supercharged by the extra light. Photosynthesis in action!


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    Should I be worried? Will it go away?
     
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    It isn’t any more of a problem than the algae itself is.


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  5. daddio

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    So I am on the right track with lower nutrients, more blue/less white light, and better chaeto light
     
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    exactly this
     
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    Mark your tank water is supersaturated with oxygen to the point that it is bubbling out. It's a good thing! Lots of oxygen for your livestock!
     
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    If you say so caporegime! But I think is not so much a "supersaturation" as it is a creation by crap living on the rocks and the edges of corals that are not alive. Like a billion little farts:eek:
     
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    Thank you, Mark B, my most trusted friend...

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    Thank you, Mark B, my most trusted friend...

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  11. daddio

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    I have never seen that movie.
     
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    It's a great family movie. More wholesome than Disney.
     
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    A billion little farts! Quote of the year.
     
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    Nice! Do I win a prize?
    So I checked the reef this morning and no bubbles after the dark period. So I guess it is safe to say the bubbles are created by photosynthesis and not bubbles in the flow.
     
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    It could still be the billion farts theory too. How do you test for that?
     
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    It doesn't pass the smell test.
     
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    Yup, a billion algae farts:confused:
     

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