Jim Fox Posted February 1, 2021 Share Posted February 1, 2021 I finally got rid of my artificial plants after 20 years and went to live plants in my 55 gallon freshwater aquarium about 3 months ago. Things appear to be going well, the plants appear healthy as I give them a shot or two of aquarium coops easy green every week. I have java ferns and Anubis plants. I attached the plants to the rocks, etc. with both string and super glue. The fish appear to love swimming in and through the plants as well. I have noticed however a layer of what looks like a protein scum or something that is forming on the surface of the water. Do I need to add a protein skimmer like we use on salt water aquariums? Is this normal with live planted aquariums? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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