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Old 05-08-2004, 01:18 AM   #1
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Scummy surface film!!!!

Hi, today i was taking my sg and found my hand was covered in a brown slimy film that coverd the surface. There also seems to be alot of bubbles sticking to it. What is it? How do i get rid of it?
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Old 05-08-2004, 02:20 AM   #2
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do ya have a protein skimmer?
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Old 05-08-2004, 02:41 AM   #3
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yeah
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Old 05-08-2004, 03:48 AM   #4
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its DOCs (decaying organic compounds) i think. What kind of skimmer is it and on what kind of tank? I would think the skimmer would do the trick, but u might want to run some carbon and get an overflow for the skimmer if you can.
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sound slike the skimmer isn't working too well..
Grab a skimmer box !
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what kind of gunk are you getting from the skimmer?
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If your protein skimmer is pulling water from beneath the surface you may want to get a surface skimmer attachment. Skimming the surface removes the slick and sends it to the protein skimmer for removal. This is another benefit of having a sump. It uses a surface skimmer to send water to the sump where the protein skimmer is.
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I have the same problem, but don't have a skimmer (physical restraints).

Will it cause a problem, with oxygenation etc.?

Any ideas?

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I have a prizm ( i know its not the best). What is a skimmer box?
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