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Re: Surface film

In a message dated 9/12/2000 00:53:24 Pacific Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

> I have a 125gal planted tank established for over 6 years. I have a surface 
>  film that looks like a thin layer of wax paper floating. When I do a water 
>  change and do pruning It disappears. Then the film starts back within 10 
>  hours and builds. It does not seem to affect the fish. If I try to scoop 
>  up with a fine mesh net, some is collected and the rest breaks up in the 
>  turbulence, looking like skin peelings. It has no odor and washes out of 
>  net easily. I use a CO2, yeast system, but have turned it off for over a 
> week 
>  now.
>  Any suggestions?

Yes.  Try floating a few sheets of paper towels on the surface of the water.  
Then, pull the paper towels out sideways.  It will absorb the film and pull 
it out of the tank.