I have a tank that is approx. 6 months old. It's a 36gal fowlr
with 40 lbs of live rock 2 clowns and a sleeper banded goby. Until 2 weeks ago it was just using a hob
floss filter and the t8 light it came with. I decided it was time to get into reefing so 2 weeks ago I installed 2 800gph power heads, a hob
skimmer, a quad t5 ho
fixture and a ro
unit. That's when all hell broke loose. A little back story, prior to all the new toys everything had been going along fine with the tank. No real algae aside from a small amount of diatoms. Ammonia 0,nitrite 0, nitrate 5-10, phosphate .36. I knew that in order for the tank to be coral ready that the trates and phates needed to come down and expected with the addition of the skimmer and power heads they would. Now that I've had everything in place for two weeks my nitrates have come down to 2, and phosphates
.16. I know this is still not ideal but at least an improvement. The reason for the post is over the past week green hair algae and cyno have appeared and are getting worse by the day and I can't figure out why. I have cut back on feeding and I also run carbon and gfo
in my floss filter Help please!!!