AnotherHumanPerson Posted September 17, 2022 Share Posted September 17, 2022 (edited) About two months ago, I did a deep-cleaning of my 29 gallon’s substrate, removing a substantial amount of mulm. A few days later, the tank water became milky. After testing the water, it came out with high PH, Hardness, and buffer with zero ammonia, nitrate, and 20 nitrite. I assumed that it was just stirred up substrate, so I did a 50% water change. It got worse. After some googling, I came upon the conclusion that it was a bacterial bloom, and that it would solve itself in a few weeks. It didn’t. About a month ago, I purchased a school of celebes rainbowfish for the tank. I didn’t think that that they would be affected. They all died in a week. Afterwards, The cloudiness was so thick I couldn’t see the plants in the back. Now, here I am. The cloudiness has gone down a bit, and now there is a biofilm on pretty much every surface. Are there any anti-bacterial meds I can dose that can fix this, or should I just “nuke” the tank? I am too emotionally exhausted from this whole experience to do anything that needs more effort. Edited September 17, 2022 by AnotherHumanPerson 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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