This is a long and detailed post sorry. I tried not to leave one detail out! This has been going on for 2 weeks now. The water isn't really cloudy to a point that it's milky or murky. It looks fine from a few feet away, but if you get up close the white particles become obvious. I am concerned this is bacterial bloom but have no idea how to get rid of this, if I even have to.
This is my 12 gallon tank, which has been set up and cycled since January. Water params are 0 amm 0 nitri nitra<5
I have been doing a 10-20% water change and gravel vac almost every day to try and combat this. I am currently feeding flake food once daily early evening with an occasional blood worm or brine shrimp (both freeze dried). Then 2 sinking wafers and one algae wafer daily in the late evening for my bottom feeding nocturnal friends.
I know I am overstocked. The Pleco is going to a friend soon. Even so, if that was the problem, wouldn't daily water changes keep this at bay?
All fish seem healthy and happy. I have an issue with one Golden White Cloud but I think she's just full of eggs more than anything, her behavior/eating is fine.
I have a phosphate issue and I have a high pH, but always have. I also use phosphate removing media in addition to the carbon cartridge filter for the Eclipse, which as most of you know has a bio-wheel. The filter media was changed a few days ago, for the second time in 2 weeks.
I also want to mention I have 1 live plant, and a somewhat deep (1 inch) gravel bed.
Someone with some experience on this please help! Thank you!!