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Cloudy Water...bacteria Bloom?

Discussion in 'Aquatic Microbiology' started by Robb, Apr 30, 2019.

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    Robb New Member

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    Hey all, I wasn't sure where to post this so I apologize if this is in the wrong place...
    I have an interesting situation. My tank water becomes cloudy during the daytime and then clears up at night. I am wondering if this could be bacteria in the water column increasing in number during the day? Water is not green, so I don't think it's algae. Tank's been running almost 6 weeks so the tank and filter should be cycled. Or could this be some sort of a chemical reaction going on induced by light? Water cloudiness starts even before tank light comes on. Weird. Water parameters are 5.5 dKH and 7 dGH. pH right at or just above 7. Thanks for any insight folks can provide.
     
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    Well, I looked at a water sample under the microscope. It’s a diatom bloom. I know this will eventually go away. Other suggestions to eliminate? Better mechanical filtration? Blackout tank? I need to see if they’re present in my well water. I am concerned I would just be reinoculating tank with each water change.
     
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