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My tank seems to sometimes get a film of some sort on the top of the water.
It seems to cut down on the light some, and it's just plain fugly. After browsing various sites onlise, I heard mention of surface skimmers a lot.

Are they ok/recommened for planted tanks? It's likely partially due to the heavy bioload in the tank I think.
And would any of them be able to be attached to my Biowheel filter?
 

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IMHO, livebearers make great skimmers. but, if you do not want your tank filled with them, then just get one male. otherwise, babies galore!
 

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Yes, you can use a surface skimmer on a planted tank. I use a Fluval skimmer hooked to my Fluval filter and it works great, no surface scum. I'm not sure if you can hook one to a HOB filter or not, I don't see how you could.
 

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I heard of people using then but its a problem that can be avoided.Usually this film appears after overfeeding of very little top water movement.it should disapear after water change try feeding in small spirts when feeding
 
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