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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-13-2008, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
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Help with surface film

over the past 2 weeks i have seen a steady growth of film on the surface of the water. Rest of tank is crystal clear. Fish and plants both look fine. Other than refilling the Co2 tank and a change in bulbs 6 weeks ago i have not made any changes to the tank.

I would prefer to solve the cause of the problem rather than just buy a surface skimmer. Any suggestions appreciated.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-13-2008, 06:26 AM
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Raise the intake/outflow of either filter so you can get some (minor) surface agitation. It'll get rid of the scum.
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Do you have any driftwood in the tank? I do believe that wood can cause the surface scum too. Increased surface agitation won't always fix the problem.


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Attache a surface skimmer attachment to your filter intake. That way you dont have to modify your flow.
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I put one of these on my filter intake and noticed a difference almost immediately.
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^^^^Agreed, it works wonders in my tank.


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