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post #1 of 6 Old 01-31-2009, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
Scum on top? O_O new tank coming soon!!!

I keep getting this...scum stuff on the top of both of my tanks... is it the food or something? its gross, and not in the water, but on top of it... Any idea what it could be? it is disgusting and would like it to go away!

Oh and my mom said I could get a big tank, if my dad will go halves with me, and can get angelfish and such.. yay!!! Im going to wait till the summer so i will have more time to though... yay!
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-31-2009, 09:33 PM
Sounds great! :) And if you wait until summer then you have all kinds of time to make plans and decide what you want. :)
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-31-2009, 10:36 PM
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Is the tank filtered or do you have anything else to break the surface tension of the water? If not, scum collecting at the surface is usually a protein build-up. It's pretty normal when you don't have surface agitation, but overfeeding can be a contributing factor. It can reduce oxygen exchange at the surface, so if you can find some way to scoop it off (or better yet, have some level of surface agitation to prevent it from building up in the first place) that'd be great.

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post #4 of 6 Old 02-01-2009, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
I have a plant sticking up at the top... I think i just needed to clean the tank. I thought i had cleaned it wednesday, but after i thought about it, it turned out i hadn't since sunday... So all nice and clean now! Lol!

I have yet to decide on what i want in the tank other than angelfish... lol so far thats what i want! probably everything else i want i can't have b/c not compatible with angelfish :(
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post #5 of 6 Old 02-07-2009, 11:19 AM
ou could get some guppies!


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post #6 of 6 Old 02-08-2009, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
Does anyone know if a Glass (cat i think) Fish are compatible with Angelfish? probably not since i want
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