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post #1 of 4 Old 05-27-2007, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
can you see bacteria?

I was wondering if you can see bacteria on the plants/ornaments?
I took a plant from my tank thats been set up for a few monthes and when I put it in my new tank with no fish yet it has a whitish substance on it. Anybody know what it is? Also my tanks been set up for about a month with no fish yet (havent got around to get some fish to cycle it yet) and it just got pretty cloudy, what caused this? the filters running, but theres no fish?? hmm
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-27-2007, 01:17 PM
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Sounds like the tank is just getting a bacteria bloom from the lack of food for the bacteria. If nothing else you cans imply add some fish food to the tank every day to cycle it. This will get things going before you add fish and keep the tank going for when you do get fish.
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-27-2007, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
OK thank you, I put some tropical flakes in there today and Ill see when the cloudyness goes away, once it goes away im going to test the water to see if that did anything instead of getting a few fish.
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-28-2007, 05:56 AM

A bacterium is (by definition) not visible to the "naked eye".

As F4A indicated a bacteriological bloom is readily visible.

Please keep us posted (for my edification) "how things are going" subsequent to adding the flakes.

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