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Old 04-18-2013, 10:48 PM   #1 
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Film on top of tank?

There is what seems like a clear or white film that appears on only 2 of my four tanks. I have heaters in all of them and clean them every 2 days or so. I also do partial water changes on the off days. My fish are healthy and moving around but the film appears and doesn't go away until I change the water. What's it from and what can I do different to keep it away?
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:24 AM   #2 
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This is a protein film and is perfectly normal. you can remove it by laying a paper towel on the surface and the pulling it away. Personally I like to use a large cooking syringe to extract it. :)
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Thanks :) that helps make me relax a ton!!
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:14 PM   #4 
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I had that same problem but what I did was put a small air stone in there and it cleared up. But if the fish tank is not 5 gallon+ I don't recommend the air stone because you want to give space to the fish to swim freely without bubbles against it
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