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Old 02-25-2004, 04:25 PM   #1
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dust, oil ???

Hi,

Since the begining when I setup my reef aquarium, I'm having some kind of Oil dust in the surface od the water.

I have no surface extraction mechanism to filter, what should I do ?

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Old 02-25-2004, 04:38 PM   #2
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Dab it with a papertowel.
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Just point a power head at it. That will be enough to break it up. What your describing is very common on tanks w/ no overflows. Surface agitation is the easiest solution.

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Like Roger suggested you can try and dab it with a towel to remove it off the top of the water, or you can simply cause some surface agitation with a powerhead/return pump. That will break it up off the surface of the water.

This oil slick is basically proteins that have built up on the surface of the water.
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