Detritus Worm explosion related to cycling stage?
So last night before heading into work I did a big 75% water change on my 5 gallon, soil substrate, planted tank that has only plants, bladder snails, and MTS (image attached).
When I came home this morning I was looking into the tank and noticed it was filled with what I originally thought were tiny threads floating through the water, but a google search quickly made me realize it was detritus worms (or so I believe - image attached) and they were also crawling all over the walls.
I am wondering if this might have to do with the water change or the fact that I am in the middle of my N cycle (NH4 reducing and NO2 rising, no NO3 as of yet - see attached graph).
Just curious if you all have seen this and what your thoughts are as to the possible cause.
it doesn't seem
very anxious to bloom,
this plum-tree at the gate (Issa)