Bacterial bloom due to waste buildup when you have a carpet
Hey guys, I have 10 gallon with the entire bottom carpeted by SR. It's been established for about a year and a half now. Over the last few weeks I've had cloudy water that gets real bad over night, then clears a bit throughout the day but is cumulative. Water changes will reduce it but it always comes back within 3 days.
I think this may be due to a buildup or organic waste in the substrate but since I can't vaccume the substrate due to the carpet, I'm at a loss for what to do. Does anyone have and suggestion for how I can solve this issue?