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Old 10-05-2013, 10:12 PM   #1
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My 20 gallon tank is almost done cycling. I just noticed a film on the surface of the water. I have plenty of water movement with my hob filter, skimmer, and two power heads. My skimmer is still breaking in so is this why I see the film or is it something else ?
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My 20 gallon tank is almost done cycling. I just noticed a film on the surface of the water. I have plenty of water movement with my hob filter, skimmer, and two power heads. My skimmer is still breaking in so is this why I see the film or is it something else ?
how much sunlight is there hitting the tank?
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It's located on an inside wall near my hallway so no direct light at all. Just the ambient room light..
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It's located on an inside wall near my hallway so no direct light at all. Just the ambient room light..
hmmm any drafts that like pollen could get in or something? Cause sun light could explain it. Have you tryed just scooping it off ?
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My 20 gallon tank is almost done cycling. I just noticed a film on the surface of the water. I have plenty of water movement with my hob filter, skimmer, and two power heads. My skimmer is still breaking in so is this why I see the film or is it something else ?
What filtration, power heads, and skimmer. Could be excess. Nutrients. Please show pics if possible. Usually happends when water is stagnent.
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hmmm any drafts that like pollen could get in or something? Cause sun light could explain it. Have you tryed just scooping it off ?
I dont think pollen is it. And even if he scoops it off it is likely to grow over again
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I dont think pollen is it. And even if he scoops it off it is likely to grow over again
I agree stagnant water could cause it. Maybe dust off something that settled into the tank. Picture will help a tonne
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I agree stagnant water could cause it. Maybe dust off something that settled into the tank. Picture will help a tonne
I guess we will have ro wait then until we can get a pic right?
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I guess we will have ro wait then until we can get a pic right?
could be dirt or gunk from any decorations, plants, or rock and gravel. Or maybe if he/she has put fish or anything in the tank recently and has put some of the bag water in it may have contained a bacteria? Still really weird though
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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
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