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Old 07-09-2013, 06:21 PM   #11
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Its mostly just dust/dirt particles that accumulated over time. I find that a powerhead pointed towards the surface of the water to make a ripple effect helps avoid this. Its nothing to worry about. Also if you have a hood, keeping the lid closed helps prevent these particles from settling on top of the water.
Alright, I just got it cycled 2 weeks ago. I was planning to add my CUC either Thursday or Friday and then I saw that. Lol, I just can't win for losing
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Yeah, it's hard to take a pic. It's looks fine when I take a pic at the surface. But it looks like my filter is breaking it up now so I hope it's gone in alittle bit.
Any kind of surface agitation is going to help by mixing the particles into the water and allowing them to be filtered out..
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Alright, I just got it cycled 2 weeks ago. I was planning to add my CUC either Thursday or Friday and then I saw that. Lol, I just can't win for losing
Yea its nothing to worry about.. If your tank is cycled then you should be fine to add your CUC
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Any kind of surface agitation is going to help by mixing the particles into the water and allowing them to be filtered out..
It's a 25 gallon with a 40- 60 hob filter with a 420 gph power head. So that should clear up pretty fast.
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Yea its nothing to worry about.. If your tank is cycled then you should be fine to add your CUC
Great, it took a month to cycle so I'm excited about being able to add stuff finally
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It's a 25 gallon with a 40- 60 hob filter with a 420 gph power head. So that should clear up pretty fast.
I'm not saying you don't have enough flow, just saying that having something that constantly breaks the surface of the water helps prevent this Even though you have an HOB filter, from the picture you gave, it doesn't look like there's a lot of surface agitation going on which is, IMO, why the milky looking film is there in the first place.
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That's a pretty good filter! Are you using the over flow that comes with it??
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Great, it took a month to cycle so I'm excited about being able to add stuff finally
I know how you feel. I recently finished cycling my 120 gallon as well
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And it's been a month??? Still do some tests ( not dip stick tests) before adding livestock!
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Oh, alright well I went and angled the power head like you said so hopefully it will fix it.
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