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Old 07-15-2012, 11:10 PM   #1
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Length of Bacteria Bloom

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?
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I believe u shood cover it and leeve the lights off. It mite be an algae bloom. Algaefix will work
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:49 PM   #3
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I will......aren't algae blooms green though?
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Mine waz whitish. I would ask ur lfs workers about it
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:08 AM   #5
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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.
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I found to powerful of a light started mass blooms try a new bulb
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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.
This is good advice. Infusoria will eventually clear up the bacteria bloom, just wait it out.
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Thanks for the help!
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