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I'm on day 11 of my Fishless cycling in my 75 gal tank. The ammonia is just about gone. That part looks to be ok. The problem is the tank is so cloudy I can't see across it lengthwise. There is a brownish type of bacteria or algae on the glass lids when I wipe them off. It's everywhere in the tank.
I'm beginning to wonder if this tank will ever clear. We have another 75 gal tank right next to it and it has already received it's second dose of Ammonia tonight. This tank is clear as can be. The only difference is the clear tank has Mopani wood and live plants. The cloudy tank has Malaysian Driftwood and fake plants. Both tank have PFS for a substrate.

Should I be worried or is this normal? Should I remove plants and rocks, wood and clean them or just wait this bacteria/algae bloom out?

any ideas?
 

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Can't be sure without seeing, but some driftwood does give off a white substance at first. I'm not sure if its bacterial, fungal, or something else, but it should clear in time. Can take a couple/few weeks though, IIRC.
 
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