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    Quote Originally Posted by thrak76 View Post
    Do you think that an airstone on a timer would also accomplish this? I also have some of this film, but am not too annoyed with it. I'm also concerned with the off-gassing of the co2, although i'm using DIY and not pressurized.
    I have never been an airstone person (the little bubbles spray water onto lamps, ect).
    If there is enough air coming out to "churn" the water surface==yes.
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    help my tank is self destructing faster than a letter from inspector gadget

    everything is just getting worse. i put the powerhead in to agitate the waters surface but all it did was push the slime to the other side of the tank. and my water is just getting cloudier. here are some pics
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    that's probably algae, but from looking at the tank, I'd say your best bet for reducing it, is to stop over feeding and do some more frequent waterchanges, trying to suction from the surface as much as you can.



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    not only have i been incredibly carefull about over feeding but my fish havent eaten in 2 days. water is changed now at 50% per week. the film issue has been happening for a while now but it's BAD now. the cloudy water started after i pulled some plants last week.



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    yikes!
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    Would a blackout with water changes/aeration help for something like this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by calivivarium1 View Post
    yikes!
    Double yikes!!

    What kind of filter do you have???

    Looks like you have 2 different problems.

    Cloudy water and a surface scum. Need to fix the cloudy first. You need some kind of micron filter (Diatom, HOT Mag with micron filter, ect), with the WC.

    Get cloudy fixed first---then do the surface problem.
    100gal tank --15 Cardinals, 12 Neons, 6 Diamond Tetras, 14 Black Phantoms , 4 Angels, 8 corys (Robinea), and 2 Bushy-noses.

    120 gal tank--13 Snakeskin barbs, 12 Brass Tetras, 20 Rosy Tetras, 12 Calico Tetras, 1 Pearl Gouramis , 2 Festivums, 8 corys (Axlerodi), and 2 BN plecos.



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    yikes! what kind of filter do you have? maybe you can get a surface extractor to work on it. I love my surface extractor. If you only have a HOB filter I've actually gotten one to work with a surface extractor too. thats my opinion though.

    good luck buddy, I hope this helped in some way.
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    i have a eheim pro2. my media is bioglass and i think ehfisubstrat pro. do these need to be serviced in any way? rinsed or something?

    the film on the surface is just annoying, like gda on the glass. its easy to get out but it keeps coming back.



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    I'm currently using a fulval surface extractor and since I've been using one its gotten rid of my protein film. The other tank shot there looks like you've got an algae bloom. Anyhow, as for me when I do service my filter, I don't even rinse the filter media, I just replace the pads and clean the filter itself but I leave the media alone. Just new pads made a difference for me in just 7 months of service.

    Btw I use two filters on mine. I have an ehiem 2232 and a cascade 500 on my 40g. Because I had 2 29gal tanks before.

    Just keep in mind it can be many things. I hope we've all help some way. Good luck and let us know how it goes.

    thanks
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