Growth in filter?

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    can anyone tell me what this is I cleaned out pond 6 was ago this was in filter cleaned all off. Just cleaned again and this was all over filters again even on filter case, it's like rubber in consistentcy and sticky not sure if good for pond or not
     

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    Lisak1

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    No clue - but welcome to the GPF! Someone will be along shortly who knows the answer!
     
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    Tell us a little more about your pond. Size? Inhabitants (fish, frogs, turtles etc.)? Plants?
     
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    Looks like fish waste to me and great for your garden
     
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    Doubt very much if the OP has a turtle in his pond, being from the UK :)
    Mind you there's a local tale that some idiot dumped a terrapin in one of the big lakes at the JCB factory in nearby Rocester several years ago. It's since been seen basking on an island, but they stand no chance whatsoever of catching it, the lakes are some considerable size. Don't think it would overwinter anyway.
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    Those are dead roots it looks like. Either way nothing to worry about just wash the substance off..
     
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    I cleaned the filters with power washer but these are like rubber sea weed as I said I cleaned the filter 6 weeks ago and this all came back clogging the filter even grew on the sides of the filter box
     
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    It almost looks like nostoc, a cyanobacteria.
    If you could answer @Meyer Jordan 's questions, that would help.
    Have you performed any water tests?
     
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    No I have not done water tests yet run out of testing kit got to get some more
     
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    Do you have a healthy growth of attached algae in your pond?
     
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    Off subject but are there no turtles in UK ?
     
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    Yes the sides of the pond are a nice colour green from algae growth
     
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    @Nyboy.........Only in captivity, same with terrapins and tortoises too, so no wild species of any. Occasionally one of the species of sea turtle has been sighted offshore, seas are too cold in general in these parts.
     
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    Thank you always learning
     
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