Keeping the surface clean in a small Nano

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  1. 2balive

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    Hi

    I run a 24 gallon BJB with 2 x 36 watts lighting.

    Very bright, but i have noticed that my water surface tents to for a layer of bubbles and fine particles dispersing a lot of the light.

    What it the best way to keep the surface clean in this type of tank?

    the tank has no skimmer, smallish overflow, lots of internal flow.
     
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    thats what a skimmer is for....
     
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    Protein rich water rises to the surface. The only way to remove is to surface skim. This is the main benefit by running a sump. You can get hang on skimmers that do this job. (SURFACE SKIM) Red Sea have a skimmer called the Prism, which would be ideal. There are other brands however as i have never used them, i cannot comment
     
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    position a powerhead to push the surface particles towards you overflow,thus leaving your tank with a more clean surface and allowing better light penetration.
     
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    Mek theres no skimmer on the tank
     
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    yip im aware of that.the idea of what i mentioned,is that if that surface muck is removed and then released back into the water column (constantly), water changes will remove it.
     
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    yup yup :D
     
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    cool cool :D
     
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