A few months back, everyone helped me out with my first fish loss. Thank you, I learned quite a bit about the mistakes I had made.
I have a 34 gallon SW
tank (Redsea Max). Initial set up was May 19th, 2008 (still new a rookie at this). Pretty basic setup and the tank is designed to be fairly turn key. I comes with pretty much everything you need except for water, rocks and fish.
After my bout with Ick, I was left with 1 Chromie, and my cleaners (SLF Crab, Aneome Crab, assortment of hermits and a Bristle Star) I figured that the lonely Chromie would be next and I would then just wait for Ick reproductive process to stop with the absence of fish in the tank. Low and behold the Chromie (who we now call "Lucky") survived and is thriving. No signs of Ick since but I have been very reluctant to add any new fish.
My issue now is water clarity. I went through a period where it looked like my tank went through another "cycle". I am now wiping a "greenish/brown" film two to three times per day from my glass and my water is normally cloudy. Up until about a week ago, my live rock was 100% covered with green algea and it's now going away. This morning I have about 50% coverage of dark brownish red algea.
I live in the country and use very good filtered well water (no R/O system yet due to budget). I doing my regular partial water changes.
Here are my tank stats as of this morning:
Temp: 78 f
Is there anything else that I need to test for? I'm using everything that came with the standard test kit. Also, if the tank cycled again, why?