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What is happening with the Drop Checker?

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by nickmcmechan, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. nickmcmechan

    nickmcmechan Prolific Poster

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    Every day I have to remove a 1mm film of protein scum from the drop checker - what is this telling me about my tank?
     
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    That only happened to me when my tank was new. After a couple of months, I only needed to clean out my drop checker (DC) once per week.

    If your tank is mature, you may be overfeeding. You also might want to try lowering your DC a little -- if you have it up near the surface, the protein scum layer happens faster.
     
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