Originally Posted by Earlgrey23
It's about week four since the end of my cycle. All levels are good:
I had a diatom bloom a couple weeks ago but time and the addition of a fighting couch and a twin spot goby solved that.
I've done a 25 percent change today and cleaned out the filter which had some fine sand in the bottom. (fluval 306 canister) and cleaned my reef octopus bh100
Yet the water is still cloudy. Could this be a suspended diatom bloom? All fish (1 oce, 1 bicolor blenny and the goby) and inverts eating and acting normal.
Is this just a normal stage in the aging process?
If there was sand in the filter then most likely the cloudiness is from sand particulate blowing about the tank. Possibly from a poorly positioned powerhead or too much flow directed at the sand bed.
The other possibility is a bacteria bloom. This is less likely but if it is whats causing it then it will clear up in a few days.
If you have sugar fine sand it can be a bit harder to keep it on the bottom where it belongs.
29g Mixed Reef, 150w 14k Phoenix MH w/ Moonlights, Reef Octopus BH1000 HOB Skimmer, Ecotech Vortech MP10es, ReefKeeper Lite (Plus), PH Probe, Temp Probe, ATO, Carbon/GFO Reactor.