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water surface - layer of oil/film/proteins

Hi,

my discus planted tank has a layer of oil on the water surface.

May I know how this happens and how to remove it.

I tried with a sheet of towel paper, but the oil is just too much to remove and it comes back after a day.

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Raise the spray bar every night for some surface splash, that will do away with the surface scum.

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water surface - layer of oil/film/proteins

Thanks, the spray just dont work.

Any ideas why this happens? Also, I tried with water turbulence, but the layer of oil is simply too much, can't get rid of it with the water turbulence.

Searching around, i guess this is a layre of proteins, but not sure howit comes and how to remove it

I am feeding using tetrabits - granular food. This is a matured tank for 9 months and this oil thingy appeared 1.5 months ago till now.


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Then you need bigger gun, like overflow filtration or surface skimmer.


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Thanks for the link.
Yup, that's the layer of oil I'm referring to! thanks for the pic.
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its from DIY Co2, you need to add a gas separator so the yeast doesnt get into the tank


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Get a surface skimmer,they are about $10 or so,well worth it.use it and your problem is solved.
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