Need Help. Can't get on the right path for some reason.
So here is the dilemma. I have had a 56 and a 55 for quite some time now fighting algae and everything else under the sun. About two months ago i changed my co2 injection to reactors and changed the lighting on the 56 to a BML Dutch XB. Parameters are as follows
Light is on 8 Hours
55g light is a 4 bulb t-8 6700 but only running 2 bulbs
I have to turn on co2 3 hours before to get to a ph of 6.6 in 56 and 6.7 in 55 which equates to 30 ppm with kh table
I have 2 240 hydor circ pumps in each and fluval 406 canisters in each with the inline 3"*20" reactor going to a spray bar.
I dose EI however PO4 stays elevated so i dose KSO4 instead to keep the K and not add PO4.
I did a huge rescape when i switched pumps, reactors, lights, and fert regime.
Since then I have had fuzzy green algae and cyno in my 55 long taking over on my java moss, hairgrass, and other plants. and i have had a brown diatom,cyno, black brush take over in my 56 Gallon.
The past week i decided to lower the LED to 50% and I took the foil off the reflector in my 55 thinking I had too much light. When the light turns on in the beginning of the light cycle the water is cloudy and starts to clear by evening. I have also added purigen to the filters and now added UV pumps to the aquarium hoping to clear the cloudy water. I just can't get a hold on things and all levels seem ok. I have also done the 1-2 punch on both tanks and that seemed to help reset, but the problems came back. Do I need to do a complete reset or how do i go about gettting the plants back into control over the algae.
I have posted a couple of times regarding problems with these tanks and I seem to never get a response or help. Getting desperate.