Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northern Virginia
Higher Temps = bacteria bloom?
I have a 15g, it's heavily planted, eco complete substrate, hagen aquaclear filter seems to be working just fine. I've got 10 neons in there, they seem to be fine.
Well, last weekend my air conditioner kicked the bucket. So I've been without AC in my home (in mid July) for a week now. I've unplugged my tank's heater, since it's not needed now. Yesterday, my house got up the 88 degrees, but it's been getting down to 81 at night. I don't know how warm my tank is, as the thermometer only reads up to 82.
I normally do a water change once a week, but I was a day late with it last weekend, and I noticed the water was getting cloudy. Did a 75% water change, and it's cloudy again. I haven't been putting any cycle in for the last couple of water changes, so maybe that's it.
I'v never had this problem before. I've had a bloom after doing too much sweeping up during a water change before, but this bloom happened before the change. It has me a little worried. I checked to see if one my neons had died in a hard to find spot, but I counted all 10 of them this morning.
Anyone ever had this happen to them before?