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Old 08-10-2015, 05:16 PM   #1
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I have an Aqueon HOB Power Filter 50. There is quite a bit of grayish, pinkish stuff on my biological grid. I assume this is the "good bacteria" growing like it is supposed to. However, my nitrate levels have gone up recently. Ammonia and Nitrite both at 0. My question is can I or should I wash off the "stuff" in tank water, or should I just leave it alone and do water changes? Any advice is appreciated. I have an Aqueon 36g bowfront with 4 UDC's, 6 Zebra Danios, and 10 Golden Cloud Minnows. Not planted
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Rinse off bio media /grid in tank water during next water change.
It should be no problem.
Many bio medias can become nitrate factories if not rinsed occasionally.
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Thank you so much for our prompt reply. I though it would be okay but wanted an experienced person's opinion first. Thanks again
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