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Old 11-28-2011, 12:04 AM   #1
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Scum on filter

Ok, so my tank is about done cycling. I have LOTS of snails now. I have a penguin350 HOB. I've noticed a scummy looking coating on the outflow of the filter. Should I leave it alone, or clean it off?
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:54 AM   #2
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It won't do any harm. I had the same thing happen with my ten gallon, and my fish were fine.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:51 PM   #3
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I scrub my filter housings every month or so. It really improves the water flow. Just be sure to keep your filter media away from chlorinated water.
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If it bothers you, you can wipe it off but it shouldn't do any harm to leave it there as the others said.
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I would lightly scrub it off. I received a tank with a filter that had been clogged from so much algae. If you don't clean it eventually it will become worse. Your filter media and what not will have enough bacteria and stuff in it. I guess it also depends if you want a cleaner looking tank or not. However i don't think it will affect your water chemistry much.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:36 PM   #6
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Great, thanks for replies!
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