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Old 08-10-2015, 06:03 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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There is rarely any harm in washing filter media as long as it's in old tank water. I would go for it.
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I scrub my filter including pads with a toothbrush, as long as you wash it in tank water, your bacteria is fine.


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