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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-07-2016, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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I'm running my tank with not much flow on the surface now like no bubbles at all only nice circulation.... and I noticed some type of oil on top of the water ... but it's not oil because when water splash forms little flakes...

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90 gallons no co2 . 2x 306 fluval all bio with purigen and phosguard no airstone around 700 gallons water flow ... 120 substrate dosing potassium 3x week flourish 1x week ... just had diatoms problems almost solved .. very little now ....
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It's the same surface film a lot of tanks get. Good surface agitation and/or a surface skimmer will take care of it. You can run an airstone at night or raise your filter outlet so it churns a bit at night as well. A surface skimmer will also get rid of it. There are a few that you can get that attach to a canister filter. Eheim, ADA and others make a standalone skimmer.
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cool .. so that's not that bad .. thanks a lot I will do the airstone at night .. I have a fx6 on the way also to boost my flow
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I got this one for my 75 and immediately got bother one for my Ada 75p! My tank looked exactly like yours and literally in minutes it was crystal clear


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nice .... that piece looks nice I will check that one on my prime also ...thank buddy
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