re: Flourite scum
Can I join?
I just want to confirm that a new tank with Flourite will cause a grayish/reddish foam on the surface. But, like it's been mentioned already, it's completely harmless. I just dip a small container into the water just enough so that the water "skims" into the container via water tension - taking the nasty looking scum with it.
Turns out that even rinsing the Flourite doesn't help much. Like Wasserpest mentioned, I think that in combination with your filter, it's EXACTLY like a protein skimmer. (And those cost big bucks.... just think of all the Value-Added you're getting with your setup!)
Jeremy Squires, Toronto, ON
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