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Old 02-13-2005, 06:23 PM   #1
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I seem to have something at the surface of my water...it looks like a sort of oil slick. Anyone know what this is?
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Old 02-13-2005, 06:30 PM   #2
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ya i seem to have the same thing on the top of my water. going to tag along to get the answer to 8)
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Most likely a build up of organic scum at the surface. A protein skimmer or surface skimmer would definitely help. You could also try pointing powerheads at the surface to break it up.

I would also watch your feeding. Make sure all of the food is being consumed and not floating to the bottom or being sucked into a filter. If feeding frozen food, be sure not to pour any liquid from the food into your tank. HTH
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if you can't break up the surface as suggested above, I've heard of people using undyed paper towels for this in a pinch.
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