Originally Posted by megaredize
I always jsut do a lot of big water changes when i have bacterial blooms. it usually sorts itself out. tearing down a tank is the last thing you want to do because then you will off your cycle. and cycling a tank and cycle bumps is what usually causes a bacterial bloom. did you add any new live stock to the tanks to add more bioload? that would cause it also. you can also use a cycle starter like nutrafin cycle or safe start to strengthen your cycle. some people dont believe they work but i have always used the nutrafin cycle in new tanks and i swear it does help. if it helps in a new tank im sure it can help in an established tank.
You're right, the 50g is beginning to work itself out is a whole lot clearer today that it has been. I just keep forgetting that it is a "new" set up and hasn't yet finished cycling. As for the 29g I found today that the sealant is beginning to peel away on the inside, so whether the Blooms have been happening do to something I am or am not doing is irrelevant it's being replaced..