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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-24-2016, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know what can cause film on top of the water? I did a water change and did some trimming on my plants who looked bad. However the film is still there.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-25-2016, 10:26 PM
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you might need more surface agitation. you can get rid of it by laying a piece of paper towel on the surface of the water this should get rid of it.
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Excess protein without surface agitation causes it. I seem to get this on my tanks that I run pre-filters on. There are several ways to get rid of it. You can increase surface agitation by letting the water level down a little if you have a HOB filter. Add an air stone. Or do what I do, and run a protein skimmer like the Ehiem 350. I have mine on a timer and turn it on for 10 minutes a few times a day. They are easy to maintain. I would rather do the maintenance on them then having to listen to an air pump or a waterfall.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-27-2016, 03:50 AM Thread Starter
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I will looking into the skimmer!! Thank you all!!

Bump: PS the paper towels worked amazing for now!!!
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