10-31-2012, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by AbbeysDad
That really wouldn't work and would stop the water flow. What filter do you have....thinking that some return flow at the surface would help.
Any idea on the root cause. Food you're feeding, filtration in general...??
Currently I have an API XPs canister filter (with the outlet hitting the surface). That is the only area that doesn't have a slight film on the surface. On paper, that filter should be more than enough. I am not sure what is causing the film (although I see it on most of the planted tanks at my LFS....seems to be a common issue based on internet research??). I am not feeding anything out of the ordinary....high quality flake food and freeze dried bloodworms. I actually purchased and installed a freshwater surface skimmer made by Tom's Aquarium products for $8.00. Worked well but it was HUGE....I couldn't take looking at it in my tank so I removed it.