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Old 07-10-2004, 07:20 PM   #1
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How to clear up a bacteria bloom?

Whats the best way to clear up a bacteria bloom? TIA for any info
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well i had one and i just scrubed away
every day i went at it and i won!
i also have heard its just a stage..how old is your tank?
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Usually, you can just wait it out. As the bacteria consumes the nutrients in the water, it will die off. I did have a 55 FW with a bacteria bloom that just wouldn't go away though...I ended up putting a UV sterilizer on it for 24 hrs and haven't had a problem since.
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I was told that you can use a diatom filter to remove this type algae. But you will still be left with the excess nutrients which is the cause of the problem. So it may come back.
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