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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-02-2010, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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SLIME in the tank!

SLIME IN THE TANK? Ok - i got up this morning and saw that there is a "film" on the surface of my 55g planted tank. What's up? when i put my hand in there, it is slimy feeling. any suggestions???? help
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What do you use for filtration? It sounds like normal surface scum. Air stones, splashing Hang-On-Back filters, or skimmer intakes will all take care of it.

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I have an Eheim, I have the spray bar below the surface because i thought it was bad to cause the surface to break allowing the CO2 to escape? Thanks for the reply - i've had the tank for years and just recently re-set the whole thing and have never had scum before.
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simply aim the spraybar up at the surface to break the scum up a bit. Don't leave the water "churning" at the surface, but a little wave is a good thing. It doesn't offgas as much Co2 as people say.


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Just normal surface scum full of protein in your tank. Like jargonchimponk suggested just aim your bar towards the top to have a little water effect and it should clear away in no time. If you have a regulator and a good diffuser you wouldn't have to worry much about co2 escaping.
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