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  • Forum Manager

 Re: Scum

Remind me if you are using fish food to cycle with as it could be down to this if yes

 
  • Plants  Adviser

 Re: Scum

yes I was - I have removed the food now as the amonia levels shot up, the tank stinks and this layer of scum formed.... just scooped as much as I could out and added some mature media to my filter plus added a small amount of water from a mature tank.

 
  • Pond Moderator

 Re: Scum

Is the scum red? If so i would say its coming off some with is painted or dyed red/brown. I personal do at least a 30% water change syphoning water from just under surface aimed at the surface so the scum is removed totoaly, does that make sense

 
  • Plants  Adviser

 Re: Scum

No the scum was white. As the 'fur' dropped to the bottom it turned dirty grey. I believe it was a bacteria or algae bloom caused by the fairly still water surface and the high water toxins from the food. I have since Altered the filter output to use the spray bar pointed towards the surface and its cleared up. I've also added the food back in but in a smaller quantity. See blog for details.

Thanks.

 


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