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Old 01-20-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
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White film on water?

The surface water has this white film which it never had before....I tried moving a power head to agitate the surface a little but it didn't help. In the overflow it looks like it's a lil more than film...kind developed a skin. Anyone know what's up?
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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It's my understanding that water will get a film from a build up of fish poop and other stuff. Protein Skimmers are used to remove this but a partial water change should also take care of it. Someone who knows a little more may chime in.
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+1 I agree, it's just build up of excess proteins, either a pwc or just run a sheet of kitchen towel over the surface of the water. A4 paper works too if your out of kitchen roll.

A skimmer is the permanent answer if your not bang on with water changes, which we can all get lax on, but generally it won't harm the fish if you do regular-ish water changes.
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Just a pain doing them...I'd mix my own but I don't have RO
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:22 AM   #5
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Agreed, keep plenty of flow in the water to elevate the broken down food and detritus and add a skimmer. By doing this and removing crap from the water it wont harm to be a few days behind on water changes the odd time but overall the more regularly you do a PWC the better for your system.
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Just a pain doing them...I'd mix my own but I don't have RO
I would figure a way to make them easier so you don't hate doing them. they will need to be done for the life of this tank.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:25 PM   #7
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I hear ya. I do them, it's just my least favorite thing.
I think the film MAY have been caused from a sea slug dying? I hear they can release toxins if they die...
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