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Old 12-02-2015, 10:43 PM   #1
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Film and small particles on surface of the water

I just started my 27 gallon cube saltwater tank last night. Have a magniflow 160 filter. Put all live rock in last night just cycling now. There is a surface film on top right now. I have two sun sun circulations pumps coming on there way in 4 days. Is there anything I can do to make the film go away or do I just have to wait for the pumps to get here for the surface agitation?
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More circulation to the top. Simply point a powerhead up at the surface. The 'film' shows the excess proteins in the water column.
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Went through the same issue. Blast the surface and will help. But when I got an overflow and sump along with a pump or wave maker hitting the sueface it takes care of it.

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I used this trick in freshwater, don't see why it wouldn't work here. Just drop paper towels flat on the surface until the film is gone.
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As already mentioned surface agitation will do it every time.
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