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Old 10-21-2003, 09:46 PM   #1
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I have an oily substance it lloks like on the top of my water in my tank. You can only see it if you are on your knees looking at the top of the water throught the tank. My water is perfect. I just had it tested and i tested it myself. Is there anything i can do to get rid of it?
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Old 10-21-2003, 09:52 PM   #2
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This is just a buildup of solulable organics I think. You can take a piece of paper towel and sop it up I think. There was recently a post about this same thing, but I can't remember what it was called.
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Old 10-21-2003, 10:04 PM   #3
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use a protein skimmer it will work better the paper towel
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Old 10-21-2003, 10:18 PM   #4
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I think you need more water movement on the surface. Hope this helps.
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I have lots of movement on the surface and a protien skimmer
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I had a persistent light film (3 month old 55 SW) and I skimmed, etc and levels were peachy but the film never left.

I brought home a batch of razor caleurpa, threw it in and viola.... the film was GONE! It is crystal clear on top now.

Yes I run 3 power heads and I was wondering about that film for a long time too, I have tons of water movement!

Film is still gone. The fish love the caleurpa and I am happy.

Weird. The tips of the caulerpa turned white for a sec then back to green, I think because it was absorbing the cause of the filmy stuff.
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We all have that and thats why im lookin into a diy surface skimmer.
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