Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-06-2009, 09:34 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Frogspawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Falling Waters WV
Posts: 486
Very thick Protein film

I think i may have a bigger problem now, last night before bed i did see a slight increase in the protine film on the top of the tank If i had to describe it i would say its a Clear film, oily to the touch and from what i can smell has no oder. Tonight when i got home from school its has more then doubled in thickness.

i will tell you what i have done that may have cause this

1)i started doing PWC every 4 days to help reduce the Algae inside of the aquarium. i change 5g at a time with petcos 100% natural real ocean water.

2) have added another maxi-jet 600 to the aquarium pointed at the surface 24hrs a day

3)added a cup and a half of chemical filtration (Reef carbon) from my LFS

4)Set my Protein skimmer back up and runs all day every day

5)cut my feeding back to once every 3 days

6)completely cut out the lights except for when i feed the fish and then their only on for about 30 min

What can i try now? Any suggestions what could be doing this? i had no problem with this film when the tank was dirty and was not being taken care of. I thinks its something i must have done to cause this.

thanks
Michael
__________________
__________________

__________________
Frogspawn
If it was not for mistakes we would never get better.
Frogspawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 11:12 AM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
roka64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
More surface ripple will get rid of it. I'm really surprised your skimmer is not removing it.
__________________

__________________
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Articles
Acronym List

--Scott
roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 12:29 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Frogspawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Falling Waters WV
Posts: 486
the maxi jet is braking the water surface real hard. is it possible my skimmer is not set up correctly? i have been pulling a little gunk out of collection cup.
__________________
Frogspawn
If it was not for mistakes we would never get better.
Frogspawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
film, ick, protein

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How Do I Cut 1" Thick Glass? BigJim General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 13 04-24-2013 07:38 PM
Protein Film..and how to get rid of it evercl92 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 8 07-26-2007 11:39 PM
Filter and a thick background jgsketch DIY Projects 3 07-21-2005 04:04 PM
How thick of glass for dividers in sump? fishin Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 06-25-2005 12:23 PM
How can I remove thick algae off of decorations?? CiRXSi Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 02-29-2004 01:46 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.