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Joined: 06 Jun 2003
Location: Muskego, WI

PostPosted: 2003.08.26(Tue)12:37    Post subject: Scummy water in 10gal. Reply with quote

Hi, for about three months now my tank has been developing a cloudy scum like film on its surface. I do 20% water changes every week and while doing so I try and skim off the scum. I get most of it but it reappears in full force a few days later. It doesn
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Joined: 07 Feb 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: 2003.08.26(Tue)12:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

its protein soup from plant and fish wastes.

Only way to get rid of it if you must is to increase filtration.

A mini hang on the back filter will solve this for you.
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Joined: 24 Aug 2003
Location: NY NY

PostPosted: 2003.08.27(Wed)11:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why surface scum appears on one tank, but not on another one that seems to be similar in most other ways is a mystery to me.

Getting rid of it (for a while) is easy: drag a strip of paper towel across, lifting up the front edge as you go. You'll also quickly see whether an element of your surface scum is green algal film.
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