My reef tank was a little cloudy, so I put some carbon in, but that made it MORE cloudy? The pics are after having carbon in overnight. Nothing seems to be affected by it – though the mollies’ poop is black. I removed the carbon and put a poly-filter in, I guess we’ll see if it clears up.
I’m not sure what caused the initial cloudiness though??
@larsenlasse I did a water change yesterday, it was kind of cloudy afterwards and didn’t really clear up, so I dropped some carbon in last night. The carbon let off a lot of dust and clouded it up more, so I removed the carbon and now have a poly-filter in.
Water params as of today are: 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, and >10 ppm nitrate. I don’t know what they were before the change. I did a large top off before the water change, so I guess the change in salinity may have caused brittle star spawning, but it’s not happened before. Nothing’s changed in my feeding schedule, and I’ve not seen anything dead/dying (and I spend a lot of time looking at my tank haha).
I’ve never dealt with a bacterial bloom, so I’m just putting all this info out there. Maybe y’all can spot something I don’t.
Also, does anyone know if I’d be able to see the bacteria under a microscope to determine if that’s what it is???? We have a p nice one.