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How to get rid of oil layer

Unread postby asheesh » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:57 pm

hi

I have been facing this issue where a lot of lipid starts getting accumulating on the top layer and in a few days blocks the light.

any way to get rid of this?

I know about surface skimmer

How do you deal with this issue in your planted tanks?
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Re: How to get rid of oil layer

Unread postby SCORPIO » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:50 pm

1. Take a newspaper.
2. Lay it over water.
3. Remove it just after a 1 minute.
4. Oil layer will be come with newspaper.
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Re: How to get rid of oil layer

Unread postby asheesh » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:15 pm

This is great idea. Do you do it everyday?
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Re: How to get rid of oil layer

Unread postby SCORPIO » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:22 pm

asheesh wrote:This is great idea. Do you do it everyday?


I do it twice a week.
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Re: How to get rid of oil layer

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:00 pm

I use DIY skimmer only!!!
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Re: RE: Re: How to get rid of oil layer

Unread postby sushant » Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:16 pm

SCORPIO wrote:1. Take a newspaper.
2. Lay it over water.
3. Remove it just after a 1 minute.
4. Oil layer will be come with newspaper.

I found these to be a lot of work, so I moved to surface skimmers.

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Re: How to get rid of oil layer

Unread postby asheesh » Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:55 pm

Yeah 100% agree
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Re: How to get rid of oil layer

Unread postby vikramdutta11 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:00 pm

parthapratim22 wrote:I use DIY skimmer only!!!

Can u post the DIY Pic pls?