Bacteria problem? Help!
So I have been in the planted aquarium for a little over a year now and have had my share of "live and learn" experiances. But now I feel slightly clueless...
So I have made my 3/4 gal betta tank into a planted tank, CO2 injection and all. I FINALLY got all the water parameters right untill I moved back home from college for summer. During the drive the scape got dismantled, so i was forced to replant and rescaped the whole thing.
Over the next 3 days my water clouded. This was fallowed by the plants being uprooted every mourning. I thought i just had a naughty betta who enjoyed reaking havoc on my DBT bed.
BUT... upon further investigation/observation I saw big bubbles coming from the substrate now and then (and visible bubbled under the substrate). it was THIS that uprooted my plants (I saw one bubble take out a clup of hairgrass as i stood there).
The bubbles dont smell like Sulfur per se, more of a real bad smelling beer scent.
I was going to blame it on a yeast mixture spill into the tank but there was no evidance of the DIY liquid in the air tube.
I curently have the plants growing emersed to prevent further uprootings
My questions being:
Is this bacteria?
How do i get rid of it?