1) It is caused by an ammonia/nitrite spike...not uncommon in tanks without enough biological filtration to support the fish load. The bacterial bloom isn't usually harmful unless you don't have enough circulation to ensure adequate oxygen supply.my lfs said i have a bacterial bloom which is causing the cloudy water in my tank but had no ideas what to do . do you guys have any ideas as to #1 what causes this and #2 how to get rid. please help.
It's hard to have a bacterial bloom immediately...sounds more like a substrate issue (especially if you didn't add the fish until you added the filter).i never touched the filter it is capable of running with tanks my size which is 90 gallon. it went cloudy as soon as i filled it up and i never added the filter until 2 days after it was filled which means to me that it could be chalk or something im not sure i did add tapsafe as normal
The key with sand is to have an empty tank, dump the sand in, then slowly fill with hose pointing at glass. Otherwise, you get what you see. It will clear up eventually. Just need to monitor your filter motors in case they start grinding especially the impellers. Small daily water changes would help you out as long as the cloudiness is not associated with an ammonia/nitrite spike "new tank syndrome".i have put in sand this time and washed it thoroughly so i just have no idea whats going on. is it the sand?