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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-10-2011, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Air stone?

I seem to get a film on the surface of my water in my 8Gal EBI planted shrimp tank no co2. I was thinking of adding an air stone for some added aggregation. Should I put is in a fluval pre filter?

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If you could angle your filter's output to increase surface agitation that would also work. If you have the stock Ebi filter, then an airstone or a powerhead would also work. If you had a bigger tank with a canister or HOB filter on it, then using a surface skimmer is probably the best way to take care of your surface film issues. However, depending on how old your tank is, you may just need to wait for it to cycle- if this is the case, then the surface film should clear up by itself in a few weeks.

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The tank has been up and running for about 9 months so Cycling is not the issue. And I also changed to an aqua clear 20 HOB but still get the film. I am hopping the air stone will do the trick. Guess I will look into a skimmer if this don't work.


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The aquaclear should handle it. How far up the outlet do u fill the water line to?

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