What is the oil build up all about?

Discussion in 'Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice' started by BoyuNano, 3 Sep 2011.

  1. BoyuNano


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    3 Aug 2011
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    Cape Town

    Hi Guys

    Quick Q

    I've got the Boyu TL450 , All my parameters are testing fine and I've got a Fire Shrimp and a damsel for just about two weeks now.

    I'm noticing a build up of an oily sediment on the surface of my water, what is this and how do I get rid of it? - I 'd like to maintain a clean tank.

    Please help!
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  3. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Gonubie East London

    if the water level in the overflow chamber is the same height (ie: there is no drop of water from the tank to the 1st chamber in the filter) the oils will not get removed from the DT...

    it is a common occurance where the water has not been skimmed.. i get it in my sustem from time to time aswell..
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