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Re: Bacterial Clouds
>What bacterial blooms are surmised to be, are dead bacteria who found
>themselves suspended in the water, since they have lost their sessile >hold
on the substrate...
There are numerous free-floating or swimming bacteria and algaes that can
accomplish blooms quite well if nutrients are available. Dead bacteria are
>The equilibrium is so delicate, that I would not suggest more then a
>10 % water change every week.
If the tap water is very high in nutrients and/or the tank is immature, this
could be true. But in general, the volume of water changes should in no way
affect the biological balance or equilibrium of a mature and not eutrophic
tank. I find mature tanks quite remarkably stable, not a delicate
equilibrium at all.