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I can't get my water as clear as it should be.
I still use a Clarisea SK5000 filter roller and carbon in a reactor. Plus I have foam in my overflow that catches waste and quiets the water falling into the overflow.

I have a few issues to work out.
I have microbubbles that constantly get stuck on the rockwork. I don't know where they are coming from but I think it may be too much flow. I run 4 Neptune Wav's on the back wall and 2 Gyre 350's on opposing side walls.

I also have a few large messy fish. I have a 5 inch yellow tang, a 5 inch sailing tang and a 6 inch foxface along with a 8 inch lionfish.
The lionfish is not that messy but the others are large poop machines.

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Any thoughts or advice?
 
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algae/bacteria is producing the bubbles as a byproduct. Increased flow on rocks will help but won't eradicate the problem. Usually these types of things fix themselves in time as a tank matures. If your tank is already over a year old then consider less feedings and smaller photo period to battle the critters.
 
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algae/bacteria is producing the bubbles as a byproduct. Increased flow on rocks will help but won't eradicate the problem. Usually these types of things fix themselves in time as a tank matures. If your tank is already over a year old then consider less feedings and smaller photo period to battle the critters.
The tank is only 7 months old.
Your explanation makes sense. Thank you.

I fought dinos in this reef and pretty much won. It's been about 2 months without dinos. Maybe they trying to regroup for a comeback. If so...
The fight continues
 

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The tank is only 7 months old.
Your explanation makes sense. Thank you.

I fought dinos in this reef and pretty much won. It's been about 2 months without dinos. Maybe they trying to regroup for a comeback. If so...
The fight continues
Its so hard to get a tank to maturity these days with everyone using dry rock. Patience is key, your ecosystem will find equilibrium with itself in time.
 

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