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Old 09-01-2013, 01:03 AM   #1
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Oil slick

I've begun to get some kind of oil slick on the top of my water.

It smells very fishy.

Anyone know what this is ?
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:38 AM   #2
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Here's what it looks like at night
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:14 AM   #3
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It's protein film. A skimmer and overflow will help clear it up.
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Here's what it looks like at night
You need more surface movement ,
Move your power heads up or point them up to move the water on the surface .
Water movement is one of the most important things and the most over looked problem .
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It's protein film. A skimmer and overflow will help clear it up.
I have a reef octopus 1000 hob
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You need more surface movement ,
Move your power heads up or point them up to move the water on the surface .
Water movement is one of the most important things and the most over looked problem .
That makes sense because I just moved my powerheads about a week ago and I never had this problem before
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You can also consider adding a surface skimmer.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:29 PM   #8
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That makes sense because I just moved my powerheads about a week ago and I never had this problem before
I had this problem before and researched water circulation and gas exchange .
Surface movement is really important .
Water breaking the surface leaving no standing water or anywhere for this gas/ sludge to sit .
I don't think it's good ,
And have heard of complete tanks crashing cause of It
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