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surface scum

what is the layer of scum on the top of the water in my tank? its only realy recently appeared and is less than pleasing to look at, anyone have any ideas on what it could be an how to get rid of it
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i don't know what it is, but it always helps me to get some circulation on the top of the water. it seems like when the water is moving a lot, it makes it difficult for the scum to settle down.

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The problem with the surface skimmers is that they tend to be to long for nano tanks. I had to modify one to fit my 5.5 gallon.
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suraface movement is the key here. its just a little tricky if you are using co2. If you have room for one a molly might help.


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It's organic stuff that collects on the surface. like stated above, surface movement. also, you can lay a peice of newspaper the size of your tank on the surface and the gently lift it off after about 2 seconds. it's an old trick killie breeders use in their fry tanks.

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