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Re: [APD] Fw: Zucchini and surface scum
No Gouramis, and the tank is about 6 years old. Good point about the surface
activity - the film only forms in the stagnant areas!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stuart Halliday" <stuart at mytriops_com>
To: "aquatic plants digest" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2008 9:35 AM
Subject: Re: [APD] Fw: Zucchini and surface scum
>I believe Matt Chapin wrote this email section below:
>> Hey everyone,
>> I've recently gotten a bristlenose pleco and man does he have an
>> appetite! Each day I put a piece of zucchini in the tank, using one of
>> those suction-cup clips that holds it in the corner of the tank against
>> the glass. Every day he devours it.
> Wish mine did.
> He never touches the stuff or Cucumber.
> I wonder what he is eating.
> Surely at 5" long he can't survive on algae and bogwood alone?
>> My question is: I've noticed that it looks like there's oily scum on the
>> surface of my tank water now. It's clear, but I can tell it's there
>> becase it traps the air bubbles that occasionally come out of my filter.
>> (I bubble the CO2 into the filter intake.) It looks like a bunch of kids
>> have been spitting in my tank!
> Sounds like a bacteria bio-film developing.
> Usually a more active surface will clear this up.
> Any other animals in the tank?
> Gouramis by any chance?
> New tank?
> Stuart Halliday
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