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Old 09/23/2020, 07:34 AM   #1
gareth.hubbarde
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I have a couple of questions about my tank if you could help with any answers I'd appreciate it.

1. What is the film on the top of the tank, its confined to one area opposite my pump. Is it a worry, can I stop it?

2. Why does my tank look green when viewed from the side? From the front its bright and blue/white.

3. I'm considering buying a coral food, red sea reef energy + or reef roids. I know corals don't need it but does it actually help?

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Old 09/23/2020, 07:55 AM   #2
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Hey.
Can you tell us more about your system?


The film is protein. Most likely you have an area of water that doesn't move much.

A protein skimmer should help with that.

The green tinge is it in the water? Or the lighting?

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Old 09/23/2020, 09:25 AM   #3
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A piece of newspaper laid flat on the surface will remove the film.
Surface agitation should eliminate it. If you look @ a the seam in the 3rd picture it appears green. That is the reason some people opt for "starfire glass". Glass has a tint even we don't see it looking through it normally. I think the depth of field adds to it.


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Old 09/23/2020, 09:52 AM   #4
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The film on top can be eliminated with a coast to coast overflow. Since that doesn't appear to be an option, point a powerhead at it. The surface disruption should break it up.

The difference between looking at your tank from the front vs the side is depth or thickness of the water. From the side, you are able to see the phytoplankton in your water. Sponges, pods and other filter feeders will enjoy it.

Corals like to eat, so it makes sense to feed them. Will it help YOUR tank? Only one way to find out.


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Old 09/23/2020, 11:51 AM   #5
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Hey.
Can you tell us more about your system?


The film is protein. Most likely you have an area of water that doesn't move much.

A protein skimmer should help with that.

The green tinge is it in the water? Or the lighting?

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aquarium

300l (80g) tank
36 kg crushed coral and aragonite substrate
40kg live rock
Deltec mce601 skimmer
1000lph filter pump
Filter floss
1 2800 lph pump,( hydor koralia 3200)
1 x fluval sea cp4 {5200 lph)

1 algae blenny
1 kole tang
1 Royal gramma
1 adorned wrasse
1 One spot foxface
1 coral beauty
1 zebra dwarf lionfish
1 pair clown fish

1 strawberry conch
4 nassarius snails
4 small red legged hermits
1 tube anemone
1 boxer shrimp
6 trochus snails
2 astrea snails
1 cleaner shrimp




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Old 09/23/2020, 11:55 AM   #6
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The film on top can be eliminated with a coast to coast overflow. Since that doesn't appear to be an option, point a powerhead at it. The surface disruption should break it up.

The difference between looking at your tank from the front vs the side is depth or thickness of the water. From the side, you are able to see the phytoplankton in your water. Sponges, pods and other filter feeders will enjoy it.

Corals like to eat, so it makes sense to feed them. Will it help YOUR tank? Only one way to find out.
Totally forgot about overflows lol

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