Bacteria bloom


New member
So I have been having a bacteria bloom for the past 4 days, I thought it was just from overfeeding.
However, now in the past 2 days, a montipora and a stag coral have bleached. Also, a bleached bubbletip anemone I have been nursing back to health looks close to death. :sad2:
What could this be?

The paramaters I have available are Nitrates are at 0, pH is 8.0 (bit low), and salinity is 1.026 (going to try to lower it to .024-.025 soon). I can test anything else if needed


Active member
What are your ammonia, nitrite and phosphate levels? Also, calcium, alkalinity and magnesium would be helpful. Do you dose anything (vodka, vineger, etc.)?