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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys. I have developed a thin white film on the surface of my water. I have read that this could be protein, but those threads were from salt water forums. Could this be a protein over abundance in a freshwater tank? If so how do you get rid of it? Also, could this film hurt my tank?
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Hey guys. I have developed a thin white film on the surface of my water. I have read that this could be protein, but those threads were from salt water forums. Could this be a protein over abundance in a freshwater tank? If so how do you get rid of it? Also, could this film hurt my tank?
If you have surface water movement it should go away.
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Search surface scum, this comes up at least once a week when there are answers/solutions out there.
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I use to have that white film on all my tanks but not anymore !!! I hated it

Now that I got the lily pipes with oil skimmer the water on top of my tank is crystal clear
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