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Old 02-01-2012, 06:51 PM   #1 
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Film of oil on top of water

There is a thin film of oil whenever i don't turn on the filter for one hour.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:00 PM   #2 
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It's actually just a protein film that forms when water in a tank is stagnant. It can be removed by gently laying a piece of paper towel on top of the water, then removing it. Also, if your tank is cycled leaving the filter off for an hour might upset your cycle. Just a tip! (:
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Thanks for the tip!
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:57 AM   #4 
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Yep just a protien slick that settles at the surface. You can remove it as mentioned above or use a surface skimming filter system or deal with it like I do...take a soda bottle at water change time and partially submerge it so you suck water into the bottle from the surface and physically remove the oil slick, then replace the water taken out with RO/DI water to top off the tank.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:21 AM   #5 
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just protein I leave my filters running constantly
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:56 AM   #6 
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It will clear with the filter running but if you want to take a shortcut, get a single piece of paper towel and skim it across the top of the water.
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