soap bubbles?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > General Planted Tank Discussion


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-11-2012, 08:34 PM   #1
flesxruoyxllik
Algae Grower
 
flesxruoyxllik's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: spencerport new york
Posts: 103
Exclamation

soap bubbles?


ive been home alone all day, havent touched the tank at all today only took a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pItII-2j6d0).

ive kept my hands out of the tank all day. yesterday i added 30 feeder fish, and didnt notice any bubbles. but i see some bubbles building up on the surface behind the ugf tube that uses an air hose the other one uses a tiny power head. i dont see any rainbow effect in them. i am going to remove the bubbles and see if they return. ill post again in half an hour.

seachem should make a soap detoxifiying solution if thats possible.
__________________
nothing here but disappointment
dont call me an Aquarist
no, I dont have any axe body spray cause im not a d***** bag
youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/abassnamedhank
Sebastian the bullheads journal http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=198343
flesxruoyxllik is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-11-2012, 08:57 PM   #2
Diana
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
Posts: 6,956
Default

Do you really think it is soap?
The other (major) problem is ammonia. Adding that many fish will add a lot of ammonia to the water, and it can make the water foamy with bubbles that do not pop, just like soap bubbles. Test for ammonia.

I would do a big water change, either way. Soap or ammonia are both toxic to fish.

Add activated carbon to the filter. I do not know if it helps with soap, though.
Diana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 09:13 PM   #3
flesxruoyxllik
Algae Grower
 
flesxruoyxllik's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: spencerport new york
Posts: 103
Default

i took some paper towels and dabbed up the bubbles they dont look like they are coming back. i watched a bunch of the fish get eaten within an hour. and this morning there are only 6 left (f-ing pig). i dont have an ammoina test or a car rite now so tomorrow i will pick 1 up. maybe lfs put something in the bag of fish? or maybe my net touched some soap in the sink when i was taking feeder fish out of the bag, i dont just pour the whole bag of water in the tank. i need to move my bull frogs so i can get my feeder tank back, then i can add just 4-5 every few days.
__________________
nothing here but disappointment
dont call me an Aquarist
no, I dont have any axe body spray cause im not a d***** bag
youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/abassnamedhank
Sebastian the bullheads journal http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=198343
flesxruoyxllik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 09:27 PM   #4
BenderBendingRodriguez
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: AL, Alabama
Posts: 177
Default

Most likely a protein film buildup like you see at the beach on the waves. You added a bunch of fish all at once which likely had something to do with it.
BenderBendingRodriguez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 02:46 PM   #5
flesxruoyxllik
Algae Grower
 
flesxruoyxllik's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: spencerport new york
Posts: 103
Default

just woke up in time to watch the car pull out the drive way, and the bubbles are back twice a much now.
__________________
nothing here but disappointment
dont call me an Aquarist
no, I dont have any axe body spray cause im not a d***** bag
youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/abassnamedhank
Sebastian the bullheads journal http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=198343
flesxruoyxllik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 06:46 PM   #6
flesxruoyxllik
Algae Grower
 
flesxruoyxllik's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: spencerport new york
Posts: 103
Default

just tested for ammonia came up zero, but i decided to add ammolock anyways incase it was a false reading. dabbed up the suds. got to go mow the lawn hopefully they wont be back when im done.
__________________
nothing here but disappointment
dont call me an Aquarist
no, I dont have any axe body spray cause im not a d***** bag
youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/abassnamedhank
Sebastian the bullheads journal http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=198343
flesxruoyxllik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 07:17 PM   #7
Jeff5614
Planted Tank Guru
 
Jeff5614's Avatar
 
PTrader: (52/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: TN
Posts: 2,690
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BenderBendingRodriguez View Post
Most likely a protein film buildup like you see at the beach on the waves. You added a bunch of fish all at once which likely had something to do with it.
+1. Regular weekly water changes ( 50% or better ), vigorous surface agitation to increase oxygenation, a healthy biofilter and surface skimming will get rid of it permanently.
Jeff5614 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 08:42 PM   #8
flesxruoyxllik
Algae Grower
 
flesxruoyxllik's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: spencerport new york
Posts: 103
Default

just got done mowing (got it stuck) and i had a little gas spill on my hands so i dont want to do a water change right now is it ok to wait till thursday which is when i usually do a 50 %
__________________
nothing here but disappointment
dont call me an Aquarist
no, I dont have any axe body spray cause im not a d***** bag
youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/abassnamedhank
Sebastian the bullheads journal http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=198343
flesxruoyxllik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 08:58 PM   #9
HD Blazingwolf
Planted Tank Guru
 
HD Blazingwolf's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 4,907
Default

yes its okay to wait, but it does sound like the tank is getting full of ogaic content. bubbles of any kind are natures way of handling (icky stuff).. ever notice a froth on a stream next to rapids? that froth will make its way to the bank where it is deposited safely.
in an aquarium, the only way out is a water change.. just remember that
__________________
HD Blazingwolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 07:29 PM   #10
flesxruoyxllik
Algae Grower
 
flesxruoyxllik's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: spencerport new york
Posts: 103
Default

did a 50% water change about 4 hours ago, and no bubbles! it looks like it was just protein build up on the water surface. i dont think ill be adding 30 feeders any more, maybe just 20. need to slow down on goldfish and feed more to minnows too.
__________________
nothing here but disappointment
dont call me an Aquarist
no, I dont have any axe body spray cause im not a d***** bag
youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/abassnamedhank
Sebastian the bullheads journal http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=198343
flesxruoyxllik is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012