Oil on Water

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Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:20 pm

I have a oily looking coating on top of the water. I just cleaned the tank on Monday and it apeared on Thursday. It has happened before. I feed the turtles in a separate container. Any ideas what it could be?
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Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:54 pm

It could be some type of algae or something. I wouldn\'t use an algicide though, they can be bad for the turtles. Do you use a filter in the water? If not, it may remedy the problem. Also, you can buy some water treatment chemicals from the pet store, just ask and make sure that they are okay for turtles. Most pet store employees should know. Hope this helps
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Sat Feb 26, 2005 3:58 am

Check your hands make sure they are free of any oils/houshold chemicals. Not that it happens alot with the amount I change the water, but I tend to notice that only happens when I feen them cooked chicken...

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Sat Feb 26, 2005 6:30 am

it sometimes happen to my tank too..when i change the water it gets oily the next day..i don\'t know if it has to do with water quality itself or is it from shedding cz i find lots of floating skin too???
i don\'t know but it doesn\'t bother me a lot cz since i don\'t have a filter i just change the water right away:)
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Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:20 pm

I use a filter and I don\'t feed them chicken. Changing the tank for me is kinda hard because I have 6 gallons in it and fish. I don\'t think the turtles mind. I\'ll try looking on some websites for more info.
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Fri Mar 04, 2005 6:05 pm

It\'s been a couple of days and the film is gone. Thanks for the help.
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Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:38 am

by itself?? cool!
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