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White growth in the sump

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ZR2

When cleaning my Fluval Evo, I noticed some white growths on the inside walls of the sump area? Anyone have an idea of that they are? I have left them for now because I do not know if they are good or bad. 

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Clown79

Some is detritus some looks like sponges

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ZR2
30 minutes ago, Clown79 said:

Some is detritus some looks like sponges

Should I leave the sponges? Anything I need to know about them? 

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Ratvan
11 minutes ago, ZR2 said:

Should I leave the sponges? Anything I need to know about them? 

Filter Feeders, they tend to disappear by themselves after a while. 

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Clown79
56 minutes ago, ZR2 said:

Should I leave the sponges? Anything I need to know about them? 

I don't remove them. They are filter feeders. I siphon detritus out of the back chambers ever 2 weeks, I leave the life in there though

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ZR2
53 minutes ago, Clown79 said:

I don't remove them. They are filter feeders. I siphon detritus out of the back chambers ever 2 weeks, I leave the life in there though

Yeah I need to clean the sump, it’s not easy on the fluval evo because the sump area is small and not easy to clean. 

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Clown79
20 minutes ago, ZR2 said:

Yeah I need to clean the sump, it’s not easy on the fluval evo because the sump area is small and not easy to clean. 

The IM's aren't easy either. I have small hands and gave up manual cleaning.

 

I got a baby bottle brush to scrub down the walls if I need to and I just use my vacuum to suck up detritus.

 

It's never going to be spotless back there but getting out poop and food is always helpful

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classlesseagle3

Unless you notice a major problem, a little life back there won't be an issue. Just keep an eye for it in your display, if it becomes a concern.

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