Hazy water post fert.?

AmirM

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Hello
Can anyone think of a reason why the water in the tank will turn very hazy/milky one day after 50% WC? I separate the macros from the micros+Fe to different days.
Is it possible that there are too much nutrients that eventually react together?
The tank is one month old...
Thank you
Amir
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Carissa

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My only experience with this was when my tank was a few weeks old, a bacterial bloom caused it. It lasted a week and then went away.
 

VaughnH

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You can check for a cyanobacteria bloom by holding a very white dish down in the water and looking at the color of the cloudiness against the dish. If it is greenish it is cyanobacteria. I haven't tried this, but several people have recommended it on other forums.
 

Carissa

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I've never had a cyanobacteria bloom in the water (lots of experience with bga on the plants though!). Well at least whatever I had that turned the tank cloudy, went away on it's own. It did take a good week though.
 

AmirM

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Thanks. I will try the white dish test ... I'm gathering many things I need to do over this weekend :) I think the water is getting slowly clearer, the only change I made was 8 hours of light for 3 days now. Hoping for the best :)
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Just to correct our errors a bit - green water is not a cyanobacteria, as far as I know, but the regular kind of algae, only free floating.