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film on water surface?
Old 01-13-2013, 08:17 AM   #1
 
film on water surface?

did a search but could only find stuff related to freshwater.

put a skimmer in my 14g cube about a week ago. there is no room now for the charcoal filter so i just have some filter floss in the middle compartment to catch crud. but, i have noticed a very thin film on the water surface. looking down into the tank, it makes it look cloudy. what is this? should i point my power head more toward the surface to keep it agitated?

water params all good.

tia :)
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:41 AM   #2
 
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Likely protein build-up at the surface. Using a surface skimmer to feed the protein skimmer helps.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:18 AM   #3
 
Morning, point the powerheads towards the surface more to break this up for you.

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Old 01-13-2013, 11:39 AM   #4
 
thanks, brian, i'll do just that!

tia = thanks in advance. i LOVE confusing you! teehee
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:55 AM   #5
 
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thanks, brian, i'll do just that!

tia = thanks in advance. i LOVE confusing you! teehee
Oh crap. Man i feel great about that one....
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:43 PM   #6
 
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thanks, brian, i'll do just that!

tia = thanks in advance. i LOVE confusing you! teehee
I assumed that was your name as well lol
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:55 AM   #7
 
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Oh crap. Man i feel great about that one....
oh don't feel bad. i called you "matt" for like 3 weeks! LOL

just as i was getting ready to adjust one of the power heads, i looked into the tank and the film has mysteriously disappeared. go figure! i will keep an eye on it and adjust as necessary. :)
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