So I have been doing lots of reading on this. I have been going through same thing. I have 2 fish in a 50g system and I was starving my fish. Feeding 1 time a week and things just got worse. So then I treated for cyano
. Then I was given the gift of dinoflagellats. I got this because cyano
was gone but nutirents were not.
Does your bucket contain anything like anti-mildew or anti-fungal? You dont know. So, on another forum, someone contacted rubbermaid and they said rubbermaid does not contain these products but are known to leach PHOSPHATES.
So, My problems started with a new water change container. Now container is 8 months old and my tank finally seems to be clearing up. I didnt change anything. Except the age of my container.
Basically, they said that over time the resin used will eventually leach all phoshates out. Then it will be fine. Funny thing is, I found same info on 10 or so other forums. Google, how to get rid of dinoflagellates.