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Old 01-08-2013, 06:08 PM   #1 
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Film on water

So I have a ten gallon filtered tank and after doing a water change two days ago ivenoticed that i have seen a film on the ver surface of the tank and i dont know what it is. Its a very thin film and to me it looks like oil ontop of water.

Anyways it doesnt seem to effect my betta but i still dont like it.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:59 PM   #2 
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So I have a ten gallon filtered tank and after doing a water change two days ago ivenoticed that i have seen a film on the ver surface of the tank and i dont know what it is. Its a very thin film and to me it looks like oil ontop of water.

Anyways it doesnt seem to effect my betta but i still dont like it.
Do you keep your filter running all the time? It could be like that because maybe your filter doesn't break the surface that good/much? (I know water goes like that if the surface doesn't break alot)
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:03 PM   #3 
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I have that too, and it bugs the heck out of me. I don't have a filter, though. I tried it and my boy didn't like it one bit.
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Have you tried a sponge filter, Majestic? They don't really have a noticable intake or outtake, only a few bubbles here and there and they're rather good
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:15 PM   #5 
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No, I haven't. I usually use the hanging filters because I've had experience with those. But I'll try out the sponge ones.

Um...I've been looking around online, and petco/petsmart doesn't seem to sell them?
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I don't live in Cali, sorry, but they are pretty easy to find. Maybe look online? They are rather cheap, too. And they only need a bubbler thing to run them. I use them for fry - and they are actually better than a lot of filters on the market! (A lot of people don't know that)
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:18 PM   #7 
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It's just a protein build-up. Usually happens to tanks with not much surface agitation. Harmless, yet ugly and the betta has a hard time trying to get air. Paper towels will soak it up.
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Thanks Lebron :D Ill use that to clear it up
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:45 PM   #9 
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It doesn't have a bad effect on bettas, but it does suck! Any type of aeration (bubbler, sponge filter, air stone, etc.) will break the film.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:57 PM   #10 
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It does look ugly >.<
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