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Water barrel bacterial bloom?

Hi,
I cleaned my water barrel with bleach, scrubbing and then rinsed thoroughly. Several days later I noticed a white scum on the sides of the barrel. I scrubbed of this off in rinse the barrel again but within days the scum returned.

I got to thinking that this might be a bacterial bloom. I then then dosed the water in the barrel with MelaFix by API this is a antibacterial remedy for fish. Within 6 hours or so the water became cloudy been filled with debris. I emptied the barrel, scrubbed, rinsed and refilled. By the next day I could see areas that i missed. I redosed and rescrubbed, drained and refilled.

Do you think that this was a bacterial bloom?
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