Eheim Surface Skimmer Reviews
Product Type: Eheim fish accessories
Description:Animals Equipment Type: Fish Tank / Aquarium Filtration / Areation
Newest Review: ... worked, but were very time consuming and quite messy. I then came across the Eheim Surface Skimmer. This looked just the ... more
by - written on 27/10/09 (Very useful, 1293 readings)
Aquarium owners may at some stage notice a film that forms on the surface of the tank, looking like an oil slick. This is in fact a film of protein molecules formed from the breakdown of the fishes' waste. If not removed, it can cut down on light penetration to the tank bottom, especially in deep tanks, and reduce the efficiency of the gas exchange that happens at the surface of the water. This gas exchange is essential for the health of the aquarium's fishes, the water absorbing oxygen carbon dioxide being removed to the atmosphere. I noticed this effect in my heavily stocked cichlid tanks. A search online gave the advice of increasing aeration at ... Read the complete review
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