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Old 01-14-2008, 05:03 AM   #1 
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oil-like substance floating on surface

there's some oil-like substance floating on top of my betta's tank. It is a 2.5G tank and just recently i noticed it when i checked the tank against the light. Is it waste? i want to know what it is! I did water changes to remove the stuff but it keeps on coming back. How do i get rid of it? thanks!
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Old 01-14-2008, 12:29 PM   #2 
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Knowledgeable people here say that it may be the residue left after some food. It may also come from the chemistry of the tank. You can remove it with the help of white paper towels.
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You can remove it with the help of white paper towels.
Yes and so does surface agitation.
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Old 01-14-2008, 04:43 PM   #4 
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What are your water parameters? when cycling my tanks I noticed this as well and it seems to be a build up of amonia, nitrite, nitrate. Water changes would help in that case, but as mine was a fishless cycle I just let it run it's course.
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