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Old 09-03-2006, 06:27 PM   #1
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started my sw tank 2 months ago, and theres this white film flowting on the top of the water, can it be cause i have no skimmer.
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Maybe so, did you try pointing your PH at the surface? I have read a lot of people with this problem have done this.
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What are you feeding, how often and what technique?
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Is it an oily looking film? If so, I would do what Mike469 suggested. I had the same thing and more surface agitation cleared up. It could also be as Lando stated, feeding.
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its not oily looking, its more like dust or something "white stuff".
and i'm feeding my tank frozen blocks but first i dissolve it in a glass of water, then just pore it in.
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i'm feeding my tank frozen blocks but first i dissolve it in a glass of water, then just pore it in
Are you thawing it and rinsing it first? The liquid produced by the thaw can cause surface film and high PO4. Size of tank. livestock and feeding schedule?
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46g bowfront, about 50 lbs of live rock. 2 clowns, 1 coral beauty, and a christmas wrasse. i feed them at 9am then again at 6pm.also i cut the cube in three, and use one per feeding.
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I would cut back your feeding to once a day if not once every other day. feeding them too much messes with water quality.
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I agree with ntswift. I feed every other day.
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alright i'll try that.
but it says that the christmas wrasse should eat a couple times a day.
what kind of skimmer should i get?
i know theres lots of threads about skimmers but it seems like theres someone thats likes each one.
we need a poll or something to get everyones opinion.
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