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Old 07-17-2010, 01:23 PM   #1 
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Eww! What is this gunk?

The thread title says it all. On my filter, there is a really gross buildup of brown/white crusty stuff. What is it, and do I just clean it by wipeing it off? Its not underwater, this gunk is on the part of the filter that is just above water level. Feedback appreciated!
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:41 PM   #2 
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It's normal, don't worry about it. Just some bacteria probably lived on it when water condensed over the surface. Just wipe it off.
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:16 PM   #3 
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yeah, and may also be dried salt if you used aquarium salt.
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:52 PM   #4 
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Or hard water residue if you have hard water like I do.
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