Keetchy's 60L tank of joy

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Re: Keetchy's 60L tank of joy

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That's usually due to either overfeeding (or using cheap flake; or any flake in my experience), over fertilizing plants and lack of surface movement.
What you're doing should help. :)

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Re: Keetchy's 60L tank of joy

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plankton wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:37 am That's usually due to either overfeeding (or using cheap flake; or any flake in my experience), over fertilizing plants and lack of surface movement.
What you're doing should help. :)
Ah thanks bud. Can't be the feeding in my case cause I only started feeding the tank yesterday and have had the surface film for over a week now. So you reckon maybe too much liquid ferting could be the culprit?

What would you feed instead of flake?

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I always use granules/pellets nowadays.

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plankton wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:57 am I always use granules/pellets nowadays.
Only thing I'm worried about pellets with is if they don't get eaten, they blend in with the gravel at. At least flake you can see it clearly and net it out if uneaten.

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Just use less. ;)

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So the skimmer has been running for 2 days now and the film on top hasn't got any better. I removed the sponge that came with it and replaced it with filter wool. See if this will make a difference

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And I now have fitted a DD jump guard to the tank to stop any more kamikaze jumpers dieing

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Re: Keetchy's 60L tank of joy

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Have you taken the original scum off with kitchen roll?

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plankton wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:34 am Have you taken the original scum off with kitchen roll?
I didnt use the kitchen tissue method but I did slowly let it run into a cup and got rid of it that way. Then within 2 days it was back again Real thick.

1 hour with the Eheim skimmer running and..........

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40 days in and its not doing too bad. 2 trimming sessions too

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56 days in and time for a big trim

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