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Good morning all

I have a 16 gallon tall moderately planted aquarium (10 g footprint)
that has been up and running for 2 years now.
About 3 or 4 times a year it develops milky water (bacterial bloom) that is whitish and not green. The livestock is 8 neon’s and 1 SAE.
I don’t overfeed and push 2 ½ WPG with occasional 5 WPG burst for about an hour.
It has DIY CO2 injected through a HOB.
Out of four tanks, this is the only one with this problem.
In fact my 46G heavily planted is temporarily overstocked with 6 DD black super veil tails and 2 LF ABN’s.
I fertilize PMDD, FE, Flourish EI method w/50% PWC’s once a week.
On the 46 BF I do 3 X 30% PWC’s per week to accommodate the DD blacks.
My question is what causes this bacterial bloom in only that tank?
I am at my wits end on this one.

Thank you
Charles
 

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Hey & Dave

U'R right.
I just checked the PH and it's off the chart.
That bottle was started 12/11 so it's used up but still bubbling.
Water comes in at 7.0 and drops to 6.6 - 6.8 after A new batch of CO2.
I usually don't check PH and do a new batch when it stops bubbling.
Gonna start a new batch now.

In case you want to see my black angels,look here:
http://gs69.photobucket.com/groups/i60/7NOBMDJJ0N/

The Ludwigia Repens & L. Sessiflora have grown so much now that they are draping over the top of the water.
Gotta do a plant trim.

Thanks folks
Charles
 

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Re: Reoccurring bacterial bloom(actually I'm jealous)

One of my favourite aquarium was a 45 high with dd veiled angels, clown loaches, and upside down catfish. I had big swords with leaves going to the top. Looking at yours makes me so jealous. When the angels was small(i got them at 1/2 inch) I had them with large neon tetras in a twenty nine. They looked nice together but I knew their days together was numbered.
M
thank you
I bought them on Aquabid last July. Their bodies were the size of a dime.
Now they are silver dollar sized and &' tall fin to fin.
I've been waiting for a couple to pair up so I can remove the pair. But it hasn't happened yet.
Charles
 
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