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Hey guys i did a water change last week and forgot to turn the filter back on after, i only realized the next arvo. I turned it back on and the water started to cl3ar up in a few days, now it seems like its getting worse again, do you think the bacteria has died or something? Should I clean the filter or do a bigger water change?

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Yep water column bacterial bloom soaked up ammonia from dead sticky filter bacteria. As sticky bacteria populations recover they will starve out floaty bacteria and water will clear.

Keep oxygenation high to speed this process. Luckily you had just cleaned canister so die off and nutrient release was minimal.

An aesthetic issue luckily, rather than life support problem.

Keep track of ammonia and nitrite incase they spike, and feed extra lightly for a week.

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