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    I asked last year, but no idea, anyone have a clue if this is good or bad? lol

    In the bottom of my filter on the mech side....

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    cant help but cleaned my easypod the other day and i also had them but no where near as many as in your photo.
    I use EA pond balls wondered if they had some bearing on it.

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    Well least someone else has seen it!

    Just no idea if it's beneficial or not, I've kept the tray out and cleaned the k1 as best I can at the moment, but would be handy to know if I have to nuke it or not.

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    I would say healthy growth so in an enclosed bio system any growth is good surely??

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    whatever it is , seems to grow around the compressor air pipe leading to air ring small patches around the outer ring and the inside of the return pipe. to the naked eye look like minute shrimp/crab.
    no matter how careful trying to collect it some got washed back into the pond. the 4 inch return drops into the pond and is surrounded by watercress. by the time id walked from fish house to the outside tap the fish were attacking the watercress with a vengence i can only think they were feeding on whatever critters they are.

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    I have loads of tiny red worms & critters, but this thing is like a plant/bacteria/whatever weirdness.

    Like sea weed type growth! lol

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    hi
    cleaned out the easypod this morning and found a couple more small nests pulled them out and yes there is little red worms in it.
    I also stuck my arm down through the media to make sure the air ring was clear and when i pulled my arm out had four or five little worms on my forearm.
    done some googling and dont quote me but they appear to be blood worm and the nests are what the blood worm make to live in, said that the nests are pipe shaped and about half inch long. blood worm is the Midge larve and i defo had some in the fish house as i left the light on one evening noticed light was on as i was looking up for the night. the fish house was heaving with them.

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    looks like some form of macro algae, but theres that many it's hard to pin down.
    my only concern would be it swamping the media and reducing it's effectivity at ammonia removal.

    is that growing on media thats rolling and moving?
    or in areas where it's not moving and accumulating?
    Last edited by davethefish1; 04-07-2022 at 11:28 AM.

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    At the moment the filter is a multibay.

    I had a little bit on a tray that brushes sit on and that's back on filter.

    Then this tray was at the bottom of static K1, I've removed this one (and cleaned it best i can) for the timebeing.

    The moving K1 is absolutely fine.

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