Originally Posted by bud29
Hi all, I (think) I'm experiencing a bacteria bloom in my cycling 30 gallon tank. It has a whitish cloudiness. I'm wondering how long this lasts. Will a pwc
clear it up? In my 5 gallon the bacteria bloom cleared up after a day. But everything seems to go faster in my 5 gallon.....Any advice?
Bacteria blooms are normal in a new tank and they will go away. Water changes will probably not clear the cloudiness as when you remove the free-floating heterotrophic bacteria, the others will reproduce more to compensate.
Just give it time and keep an eye on your levels just to make sure. They can take anywhere from a few days to a week to clear up.