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Old 05-28-2013, 06:41 PM   #1
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I have an issue with an oil slick appearing on the surface of my tank i have good surface agitation and clean and maintain well but i have this reaccuring problem with oily water i take a cup and skim it of but within a day its back
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:53 PM   #2
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Increase surface movement or get a surface skimmer. I had the same issue and didnt want to increase the surface movement as it would unbalance my o2/co2. Surface skimmer works wonders
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:18 PM   #3
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I have an issue with an oil slick appearing on the surface of my tank i have good surface agitation and clean and maintain well but i have this reaccuring problem with oily water i take a cup and skim it of but within a day its back
Wash your hands with as hot of water as you can tolerate before putting them in the aquarium it could be skin oils
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Two ways to remove. Surface aggitation as already mentioned and putting a paper towel on top of it and then pull it out. When you pull it out it will bring the oily residue with it.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:23 PM   #5
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Two ways to remove. Surface aggitation as already mentioned and putting a paper towel on top of it and then pull it out. When you pull it out it will bring the oily residue with it.
+1 forgot about the paper towel trick
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:37 PM   #6
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Some fish foods have more oils in them than others. Change the diet around a bit and see if it helps.

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