New tank setup problem

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I am cycling my new Red Sea 200XL tank and I have noticed something collecting on the outside of the filter sock as pictured. When I try to remove the filter sock it comes off in strands and collects on the pump intake as shown. I added an Aquamaxx filter matt ahead of the sock but this has not helped.

Any thoughts on what it might be and how to eliminate it?

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It is (unless you have other 'stuff' in your tank - likely a product of bacteria in your tank. For example - Pseudomonas produces a mucoid slime that can slough off. I would not worry about it - UNLESS you've added some natural live rock, etc - which may have other things in it?
 
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It is (unless you have other 'stuff' in your tank - likely a product of bacteria in your tank. For example - Pseudomonas produces a mucoid slime that can slough off. I would not worry about it - UNLESS you've added some natural live rock, etc - which may have other things in it?
Thanks for the input. It is pretty shimmy for sure. Any suggestions on getting rid of it? It tends to get a little messy.
 
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