I read may of Dr. Tim's articles, however I missed that one. But perhaps he is not entirely right. The marine biologist of That Fish Place stated that these blooms that occur and stay are the result of insufficient biological filtration and so does the Dr Cliff Emmons. I am wondering if they both cannot be right according to the time and conditions.
IF you filter is too small or the water coming through is not enough and the bacteria cannot grow there, it will continue to grow somewhere no matter how slowly. The conditions are ripe for its growth. It was almost two months before my milky white water began to accumulate and then it did so very slowly. And as it is aerobic bacteria they can grow in the water if there is enough o2
present in the water. They grow on the gravel, ornaments, aquarium glass walls, in fact any where it can get food.
When authorities disagree I tend to continue my research. Guess that is where I go from here. Back to the books for a spell. LOL
You are right it could very well be heterotrophic bacteria. However, they are disappearing since I put the new filter in place. That would tend to give some evidence that they might be from the nitrogen cycle bacteria. On the other hand if indeed they are heterotrophic bacteria then they will disappear completely following a few water changes.
What makes me think it is or might be heterotrophic bacteria I did add extra Weiss Organics Bacter Boost which is loaded with Vitamins, trace minerals, and of all things some Cayenne Pepper. LOL
. I am just thinking out loud now. I added some, not the required dose, of Tetras "Easy Balance" all rich with Organics at about the same time that I added all the ceramic rings and things to the XP 3. And with such a tank of fish I feed three feeding of 10 secs each for a total of 30 secs and each one is gone before I add another.
So it could have fooled me into thinking it was the nitrosomas etc. One just has to think of every thing you do in the aquarium, the slightest thing you add or fail to add can cause some changes. I notice that I have some diatoms appear on the leaves of the ornamental (fake) plants. They do rub off easy but come right back. I will add a silicate remover to the XP 3 and some phosphate remover. Silicates feed the diatoms and when they are removed no more brown diatoms.
Thanks very very much for your input, really is appreciated