White bacteria/algae

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Does anyone know what this white bacteria/algae could be? Tank has been running for a year FOWLR, nitrates, nitrites and ammonia at undetectable/0ppm, pH is 7.8. Recently (2 weeks ago) my water was cloudy (did two water changes but did not help) and then the algae started growing only on the dried gorgonia I have. It isn't on my live rock yet or anywhere else, but I think it must be easier to grow on that surface area. I have had the dried gorgonians for the entire year, so it isn't causing this issue. Any ideas/suggestions would be great!

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Biopellets is an organic carbon source and probably there will come out some DOC (Dissolved Organic Carbon) into the water that heterotrophic bacteria outside the biopellets reactor can use. I would test with taking out the biopellets from the system for a while

Sincerely Lasse
 
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Biopellets is an organic carbon source and probably there will come out some DOC (Dissolved Organic Carbon) into the water that heterotrophic bacteria outside the biopellets reactor can use. I would test with taking out the biopellets from the system for a while

Sincerely Lasse
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