Get Rid Of Surface Scum

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by martini4, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. martini4

    martini4Valued MemberMember

    Just wondering how to get rid of the scum on the surface of my water. I'm guessing it's there because I have the filter outlet below the surface so it's not get agitated, but I was hoping to get some opinions. It's a pvc canister filter and I don't really want to cut it again if I don't have to.
  2. leftswerve

    leftswerveWell Known MemberMember

    If it is a film, use Paper towel, lay it on top of the water then pull it off.
  3. clark12

    clark12Valued MemberMember

    do you have an air stone?
  4. OP

    martini4Valued MemberMember

    I'll have to try that when I get home, thanks.

    I do, but I need to get more air line. I used mine to make a co2 system.
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  5. clark12

    clark12Valued MemberMember

    i had surface film brewing and once i added my air stone it went away
  6. J J Carter

    J J CarterValued MemberMember

    Protein film? I give a mist spray of 3% hydrogen peroxide
  7. OP

    martini4Valued MemberMember

    I bought a 90 degree elbow for the output of my filter so the water is pushed one direction instead of dissipating from the T connector so the surface is getting agitated alot more and keeping the scum at bay. How's that for a run-on sentence! Lol

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