rob_dixon Posted May 14 Share Posted May 14 HI peeps! First, I certainly am not calling out this product as bad - its obviously well reviewed, but understand I just need assistance and why this may have happened. My planted tank is very well established - although I can provide parameters as needed to troubleshoot, but basically they are all the same - certainly the exact same they have been for the past 2 months. Ammonia, Nitrite and even Nitrates are 0 (or negligible) with this bloom. I also track KH, GH, and PH - all normal. I bought Easy fry fish food, switching from Tetra Tropical Flakes (and occasional bug bites). I feed every other day. After just 2 feedings, ~3 days) my tank has EXPLODED in a bacterial bloom. It is crazy cloudy now. I will also say it could be an algae bloom, but i have almost none on the glass and rocks and TBH i have never had an algae issue. It certainly tints more "cloudy" versus "green" So I can state with 100% certainly the only change was switching food. My theories are there 2 possibilities here but i am looking to your expertise on more: 1) Because the food is much smaller, its possible I simply added way to much. However, note i deliberately try NOT to do this so I would say "wow" to that and want to say I did not do this! BUT i am new to this tiny form factor food. Maybe it packs a huge punch compared to tetra flakes. 2) ELSE, there is some different ingredient in this food that either triggered the bacteria, or creatures to poop more - (but again Ammonia is 0). My current solution was to do a water change, and certainly not continue to use this food until i stabilize again. So now i am looking for advice on this. I am typically very good at having a learning mindset with the hobby but this time around I must admit I feel at least a little annoyed. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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