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Old 10-22-2011, 05:12 PM   #1
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Problem with a red film

This is the problem on the top of the water. Anyone know what it is, and why its there? Thanks.
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:36 PM   #2
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Looks like you have no surface agitation. Unless the powerheads/return pump were shut off for picture purposes. What do you have for filtration ?
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:53 PM   #3
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Definatly agree with ballin It looks like a collection of bio matter. I recommend a surface skimmer on the intake of your skimmer pump that should clear your surface up quite well
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:34 AM   #4
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Thanks for your replies. It is a sump filtration with the skimmer in the sump. I don't have a powerhead, but thinking of getting one later on when I have some money. I only have live rock in the 55g tank (250 litres). Just set up a refugium as well. I didn't shut off the pump for the photo. How can I get rid of this? Thanks.
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:40 AM   #5
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What does your overflow look like? Is it taking any water from the surface? Can you reconfigure so it does?
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I can do much about the overflow. It's plastic stuck onto the glass, but has slits vertically on the top and bottom. I'm scooping the red stuff off with the net. Any other ideas?
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:55 AM   #7
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I can do much about the overflow. It's plastic stuck onto the glass, but has slits vertically on the top and bottom. I'm scooping the red stuff off with the net. Any other ideas?
I would completely close off the bottom and let the water skim off through top slits. The same thing that is going on in your protein skimmer is happening in your tank. The only difference is that you aren't removing it, and it just keeps building up.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:50 AM   #8
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Ok, will try the idea. Thanks.
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