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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-30-2017, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Surface bubbles / foam

Just walked in from work and noticed the surface of my tank is full of bubbles / foam.

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Tank is mature, around 9 months old

- No equipment failure that I can see
- No WC today so no change in water chemistry
- Livestock 'seems' ok (lights off so tough to tell)

The only thing thats changed recently that I can think of is adding a load of in vitro plants yesterday, I washed the gel off but not entirely?

Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-31-2017, 05:34 AM
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Pretty much seafoam. It builds up over time naturally from the fat and protein in food. It can also show up when a fish dies. You could just wick a paper towel over the surface and you'll get a good portion of it.
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