Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Fort Collins, CO
I'm assuming those are pics of your parameters after the cloudiness arose...
Seems odd that it just came out of nowhere...My only idea is that its some sort of bacterial bloom, but it very well could be something different.
A bacterial bloom usually comes from overfeeding, dead fish, dead plant matter, etc...seeing that you have no fish, it's natural to assume this bloom would come from dead plant matter, which it does not appear you have any. Another thing to note is that with a bacterial bloom there is a spike in ammonia...which it also appears you don't have (kind of hard to tell by the pictures)
I'd also like to add that blooms frequently happen when you are cycling your tank, or when only water and ammonia are present.
If it is a bacterial bloom, it should dissipate in a couple days, and honestly patience is the best remedy.
On that note, if it is something else, its not something I really have experience with and other members would be better suited to offer suggestions.
love my aquarium(s).
40G Breeder Tank