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Old 10-05-2013, 10:32 PM   #11
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here's some pictures. Lots of micro bubbles from my skimmer. I did try to point one of my power heads up to break the surface tension but so far, no luck
What filtration and skimmer. Could be the cause. It is very high chance of excess nutrients. Be scarce on feeding if so.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:34 PM   #12
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What filtration and skimmer. Could be the cause. It is very high chance of excess nutrients. Be scarce on feeding if so.
might be something out of rocks or gravel. Did you clean them? Sorry for noob acquisitions I'm just trying to help haha
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no fish...tank is still cycling. Almost done though. Aqueon 30 hob, and Aquatic life 115 skimmer
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no fish...tank is still cycling. Almost done though. Aqueon 30 hob, and Aquatic life 115 skimmer
hmmm. Sure is puzzling. Have you tryed a blackout for say 24 hours
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Haven't tried that. I have a 55 gallon freshwater tank and this happens from time to time. I was told that the film was a layer of protein and better water movement would help and it does on my big tank but so far doesn't help help on this salt tank.
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Haven't tried that. I have a 55 gallon freshwater tank and this happens from time to time. I was told that the film was a layer of protein and better water movement would help and it does on my big tank but so far doesn't help help on this salt tank.
sounds like it makes sense. Maybe put ur power heads to blow toward the filtration or up to break up the water a lot? I'm really not to sure
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Thanks.
Going to my lfs tomorrow. Will have to ask. I'm really excited about getting some fish when the cycle is complete so I hope this won't be a set back. this is my first salt tank.
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Here's something you could try. Take a sheet of paper towel and place it on the surface and quickly remove it. A lot of the protein film will stick to the paper towel. You can repeat as needed. Not a permanent fix but should remove most of it.
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sounds like it makes sense. Maybe put ur power heads to blow toward the filtration or up to break up the water a lot? I'm really not to sure
OP has done that already
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Going to my lfs tomorrow. Will have to ask. I'm really excited about getting some fish when the cycle is complete so I hope this won't be a set back. this is my first salt tank.
Do a 10% water change to get all of the film off the surface. Could be Cyanobacteria or algea growing on the surface... Point the 2nd powerhead towards the surface and does you skimmer skim the surface or the water?
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