I've been battling greenish cloudy water/algae bloom for 3 or 4 weeks now... It just won't go away!!!
I thought it was my flakes that added the excess nutrients so i stopped using flakes. Im now feeding my fishes daily with garlic soaked frozen brines and phytoplanktons (very small treat everyday so they would be healthy).
I did weekly WC
of 10G the last 2 weeks. The water got better for 1 or 2 days after the WC
then became greenish again.
I reduced my light cycle to:
4PM - 5PM: actinic + moonlight
5PM - 11PM: actinic + 10,000k + moonlight
11PM - 12PM: actinic + moonlight
12PM - 4PM: moonlight
I added phosguard and AC
. It helps for 3 - 4 days then the water just turned green again. Im changing them weekly
I upgraded my skimmer from Skilter 250 to CSS 125G, a week ago. The new skimmer is pulling out nice dark green dry skimmate.
I tested the water yesterday:
The water got abit better since i upgraded the skimmer but it's still very greenish. If i look at the tank form 1 end, i wouldn't be able to see thru the other end. That's how cloudy it is. My fishes and inverts are still doing fine. One of my hard corals (i don't even know what it is til now...) hasn't been opening up since the water started to decline tho.
What am i doing wrong? How to fix this problem? How long is it gonna take? My parameters seem fine.
Millions thanks to anyone who can help me to achieve crystal clear water again