I have a 29 BC 1 year old and since 9 months into it have been battling detritus every step of the way. I've tried adding more CUC, heavy water changes and vacuuming the rocks weekly, and it gradually increases to a point where I have to take everything out, do a 90% water change and thoroughly clean every rock in another bin to get all of it out of every nook and cranny. I've asked LFS
's for help. They say water changes and bigger CUC. Added a sand sifting star, nassarius snails, and tried everything I can think of. Also have battled hair algae do to the increase of nutrient that the detritus is giving off. I have a full fuge of chaeto; lights running 12 hours while main lights are off. I don't know what else to do and it's getting to a point where I have to take the tank apart again.
Any help is appreciated! I'd rather fix the source of the issue than keep battling this.
Just trying to figure out what it might be. Thanks!