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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-24-2014, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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film of something in water

I looked at my tank today and I had a film of something slimy on top of my water in tank that was so thick it formed bubbles in it when I dropped my fish food onto it and couldn't see threw it. I did like a 25% water change to it and it kinda cleared up abit. I am wondering what is it and what do I have to do to get rid of it? does it have to high of something in the tank? there are no live plants in the tank yet. I switched the substance to pool filter sand like 3 weeks ago incase you need to know. anything I can do to get rid of this stuff?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-25-2014, 03:11 AM
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Over in the algae forum there's a sticky on Algae resources.

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=137368

One of them is this site:

http://www.aquariumalgae.blogspot.com/

Which contains this article on surface scum:

http://www.aquariumalgae.blogspot.co...cle-algae.html

That might be of help.
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i used to have the same issue got a surface skimmer for my fluval problem solved
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+1 for surface skimmer


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Ehiem skim 350, nuff said...
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