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fishmosy

Protect your biofilm

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fishmosy

There are some times when you need to drop the water levels in your tank, for example, to change substrate. 

You've spent potentially months or even years cultivating a nice layer of biofilm on the walls of your tank. So how do you stop the biofilm from drying out and dying off? 

The simple solution is gladwrap/cling film/clingwrap. Simply lay a piece over each wall of your tank to keep in the moisture.

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And when you refill the tank it will float to the surface for easy removal. 

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revolutionhope

Very good to know!

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Shrimpmaster

Good tip.

I wonder how much the new (cold) water will effect the biofilm, but it's less then to dry out for sure.

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fishmosy

I havent noticed any ill effects, though I dont tend to add water that is very cold. 

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