Tiny Bubbles?

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by Mark B, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    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

    JVU Supporting Member

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


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  3. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    Should I be worried? Will it go away?
     
  4. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    It isn’t any more of a problem than the algae itself is.


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  5. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    So I am on the right track with lower nutrients, more blue/less white light, and better chaeto light
     
  6. DEATH BY SNU SNU

    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

    exactly this
     
  7. DEATH BY SNU SNU

    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

    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!
     
  8. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    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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  9. DEATH BY SNU SNU

    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

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

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  10. DEATH BY SNU SNU

    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

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

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  11. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    I have never seen that movie.
     
  12. DEATH BY SNU SNU

    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

    It's a great family movie. More wholesome than Disney.
     
  13. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    A billion little farts! Quote of the year.
     
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  14. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    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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  15. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    It could still be the billion farts theory too. How do you test for that?
     
  16. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    It doesn't pass the smell test.
     
  17. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    Yup, a billion algae farts:confused:
     

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