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post #1 of 8 Old 08-27-2013, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Bacterial Bloom won't stop!

I have a 45 gallon aquarium that houses a RES and some fish. In the 2 months that I've had this new tank, It's only been clear once for a couple days. I am not new to fish keeping, but this is something I've never had happen before. The tank has a bacterial bloom that won't go away. I've done water changes, changed filters, and tried many other things to get rid of it.

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-27-2013, 03:04 PM
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Mine did the same thing!! I just left it alone and it went away on its own.

29 gal freshwater
1 dwarf male gourami
1 neon tetra
1 bala shark
1 xray tetra
1 albino pleco
freshwater plants
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post #3 of 8 Old 08-27-2013, 03:21 PM
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Kill the lights and stop adding food.

Should clear up in about a week or so.

my .02

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

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post #4 of 8 Old 08-27-2013, 08:26 PM
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You say you're not new, so probably it is what you say. But just to be thorough, what color is the water, what are the params, what are you feeding?
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post #5 of 8 Old 08-28-2013, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Kill the lights and stop adding food.

Should clear up in about a week or so.

my .02
I do have multiple fish and an RES in the tank
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post #6 of 8 Old 08-28-2013, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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You say you're not new, so probably it is what you say. But just to be thorough, what color is the water, what are the params, what are you feeding?
All the water levels are normal. I have an odd setup so I am using three different foods. I use cichlid pellets, tropical fish flakes, and Different foods for the RES. I do make sure that any leftover food is taken out
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post #7 of 8 Old 08-28-2013, 02:26 PM
Have you ever tried SeaChem purigen? It really helps keep the water clear in newer tanks.
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post #8 of 8 Old 08-28-2013, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Have you ever tried SeaChem purigen? It really helps keep the water clear in newer tanks.

Well it is not a newer tank. And I won't add anything unless I absolutely have to
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