First of all, howdy all. I have been visiting this forum for quite some time, but I've not really posted much or made myself known. Although I have gained HUGE amounts of experience and first hand knowledge by checking out all of your posts.
I am a college student in my senior year at MSU-Billings studying MIS, so go computer geeks, haha. But my problem is my fish tank. I converted to saltwater about six months ago, and being the smart college type I dove right in without the proper amount of research, haha. I set my 75 gallon up with a powerhead sucking water from the top of the tank and sending it to a 20 gallon sump. Then a fluval 303 sends it back to the tank, and I have a blue devil damsel(I think, it hinds, havent' actually seen it in over a month), a yellow tang, and two false clowns. I've added a little over 20 pounds of fiji and my lighting is one standard 38 watt NO
that came with the tank for a freshwater setup, and a 28 watt coralife PC
20" that I have on just the right side with the LV.
In my sump I have a seaclone 100 skimmer, and after a LOT of experimenting it seems to be working great, my levels are PH
8.2, Amonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 3-5, and I'm not too concerned about calcium and what not yet as for now it's just a FOWLR
setup. Now my problem, the tank started out being very clear, but over the last two months has started to turn green, until now I can barely see the LR
!!! Any suggestions on why this might be happening when I have flow in my tank of around 500 gph
and very low nitrates???