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Old 06-23-2005, 01:11 PM   #1
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bubbly, white film on top of H2O

This morning there was this bubbly, white/transparent film on top on the tank H2O. The water itself is clear, skimmer is producing normal stuff, the fish look good and swimming around. I haven't tested the H2O (I do it every friday), as of last week everything was 0, nitriates where 5ppm. I'm able to pick up the film with a paper towel and on it the thing looks like curded milk. Any ideas?

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Old 06-23-2005, 01:14 PM   #2
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Where do you have this maxi 1200 ? It needs to be in the display tank and should be near the surface as to promote good gas exchange and to prevent the water from becoming stagnant. Id suggest adding another PH
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if you have a sump...and an overflow amke sure that your returns and PH are moving the surface water alot....I have dual retunrs and all 3 PH are somewhat pointed or angled towards the surface.....before the PH I noticed i the corners junk gathering that didnt get sucked in by the overflow.
I also got a 2nd overflow to prevent this and make sure for a good turnover rate but the PH will make the difference
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Old 06-23-2005, 02:19 PM   #4
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Good advice listed above. Create surface water motion to clear this up.
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Old 06-23-2005, 02:49 PM   #5
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Oh man, I forgot, I don't have my sump running since I'm in the process of adding a bigger one (my new pump arrives tomorrow). AND...well... I also took out the maxi-1200 cause the anemone was drawn to it...BUT now that somebody suggested it, I'll place it higher in the tank. You guys are life-savers. Thanks
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Old 06-23-2005, 03:35 PM   #6
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Also a word of caution with powerheads and anemones. Please please please, buy some nylon batting or a sponge of some type and cut it to fit over the intake of the powerhead. I have lost 2 anemones in the past due to powerheads and no one giving me this warning.
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The intake already has a net, the anemone doesn't get hurt but just "sucked up" to it... I did placed the maxi very high on the tank, I don't think she can reach it now I hope...

Oh and the stuff is starting to clear up too now that it has the current going on strong
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Make sure you have current throughout the entirety of the tank... deadspot on the top of the water may now be a dead spot on the bottom of the tank.. detritus buildup is a little tougher to get rid of than surface scum. 8O
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I agree with what's been said about the flow and the direction of the flow, but it seems that there is also an excessive amount of organics in the tank that the skimmer is unable to keep up with. Are you getting an unwanted algae growth? How is the coraline algae growth?
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