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Old 01-05-2013, 06:16 PM   #21
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Not at all, if you have surface film, try switching your filtration to a sump or a skimmer attachment for the aqua clear hob filters, this will skim the surface layer of water clearing it of foam and other detritus

If u decided to use a diy pvc u can check a vid on youtube how to make a fantastic one, this overflow can work with a diy wet dry filter IMO is the best filtration method for any tank
I would try adding some AC to whatever filtration / skimming method you implement. And using gloves.
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What do u mean adding some AC to whatever filtration or sump ?
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What do u mean adding some AC to whatever filtration or sump ?
I once had the same problem, and I solved it by filtrating water with new activated carbon (AC). IMHO for this oily film you're going to need a mechanical and chemical filtration, even though I consider activated carbon a passive chemical filtration.
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I use this new product for fw called bio chem zorb, will never ever use another carbon source again. Its got my 100% support! I had a problem with a cloudy 90 gallon, couldnt see end to end, looked really milky, switched from penguin cartridges to bio chem zorb, in all my filters, within 3 days it didnt even look like there was water in the tank !
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I use this new product for fw called bio chem zorb, will never ever use another carbon source again. Its got my 100% support! I had a problem with a cloudy 90 gallon, couldnt see end to end, looked really milky, switched from penguin cartridges to bio chem zorb, in all my filters, within 3 days it didnt even look like there was water in the tank !
Looks good. From what I read Bio Chem Zorb actually does contain AC, as well as Zeolite and some other resin.

┐Have you replaced it recently? I don't know what else to suggest. Maybe the pros have some better ideas.

┐Do you know what's causing the oily film?
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I dont have the oily film lol i was commenting on anothers users post lol they had it aha
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You're right! And it seems the author hasn't replied for a while
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Heres the second weeks skimmate from my diy skimmer
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How did you cut the bottom of the cup? How did you make it so the skimmate would not leak through the bottom?
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I gently heated it up with a lighter, then pushed the pvc thru the soft melty plastic, thus forming a tight seal around the cup, i the sealed the bottom of the cup with krazyglue and silicone
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