What the heck is happening to my tank?!?!

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Two days ago I purchased a mini caret anemone and a bit of the live rock it was on. Just walked into the room and the tank is super cloudy!! What’s going on?!?! I also saw a red worm on the glass which I’ve never seen before. Worried about the other fish and corals in there. Anyone have any ideas what’s going on?

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Two days ago I purchased a mini caret anemone and a bit of the live rock it was on. Just walked into the room and the tank is super cloudy!! What’s going on?!?! I also saw a red worm on the glass which I’ve never seen before. Worried about the other fish and corals in there. Anyone have any ideas what’s going on?

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Did the cloud materialize in a short period of time? As in before you discovered the cloudy tank, when was the last time you saw the tank [clear]? Or did it get progressively cloudy over the two days, or over night?

Did the anemone disappear out what is its appearance now (if you can make it anything in that tank)?
 
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It got that cloudy in just a few hours, maybe less. The anemone has shrunk down very very small, about 1/3 of the size it has been the past few days. I moved most of the fish out into a bucket with clean water and a heater to keep them safe. I just took some ReVive coral cleaner and put the rock and anemone in it along with one other coral in case doing that might help. I don’t have any carbon or extra filter pads on hand, and I’m not able to go to the store and buy some since it’s late and I’m a kid and can’t drive. I put two clean socks in the filter though to see if maybe that’ll help catch some things until I can get to the store tomorrow for carbon and filter pads. I’ll check ammonia tomorrow too.
 
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Also, tank is small. It’s 10 gallons. I have three fish (only two of which I was able to catch and put in the bucket) and a few corals. And the anemone.
 
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Its a bacteria bloom, caused by stirred sand or overfeeding. Just get a 40$ submerisble uv sterilizer off amazon, will get rid of the bloom in 24 hrs. monitor ammonia while increasing oxygen by opening the lids and opening a window. Small waterchanges
 
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