Hi all! I have a ten gallon freshwater tank with no fish yet... I added Tetra safestart to kickstart the nitrogen cycle and it resulted in a white cloudy bacterial bloom. From what I read I should just be patient and it will clear in "a few days." My question is exactly how long is a few days? 2 days? 20 days? If it varies what's the longest I should wait before being concerned. My mom is already complaining it looks disgusting and just rolls her eyes when I say it's suppossed to be normal. Also this morning everything (gravel, fake plants etc.) was covered in a clearish-white film.... Should I be concerned about that or is it just part of the bloom? Yesterday my pH was 7, ammonia was between 0 and .5, nitrite was 0, nitrate was 20, chlorine was 0. My water is super hard (untreated pH 8.5) so I added an api pH buffer to it (I think it's called proper pH 7). Temp has been between 72 and 76 depending on if it is night or not. I've had the tank set up about 3 weeks trying to do a fishless cycle with fish food, but I only added the safestart 2 days ago. I plan on adding tropical fish and inverts.