CraftedMiller Posted June 16, 2022 Share Posted June 16, 2022 I've had my Evo 13.5 running around a year and am still struggling with some sort of microbial balance/ugly phase. Even with dosing phosphates and nitrates I have a hard time getting them above 0, seemingly because the bacteria or algae is intaking whatever I'm dosing. I've had some cyano outbreaks which I've dosed Chemi-Clean with success. Although after the cyano goes away I'm stuck with this horrible symbiotic bioflim of sorts. Attached I have one photo of how it looks in the tank and a few photos of how it looks under a microscope. Under the scope it seems as though I can see the majority of the mass is bacterial. There are some cyano strings here and there and some dinos. I'm curious if there are any others on here that could see these photos and help identify what they may see and perhaps provide some assistance in how to fight these breakouts. My thought right now is that these are bacterial blooms that are started by VOCs. I have my tank in my office at a laboratory and we make a lot of organic medias that are very powdery. I'm assuming these get airborne and fall into the tank. Curious of your thoughts. Thank you! Quote Link to comment
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