Green Water and MTS Boom
In my old tank I've been having a problem with Green Water for the last few weeks, and it is getting annoying now. I have been keeping the light off and changing the water on a weekly basis but this hasn't helped one bit.
I have been keeping an eye on my Ammonia/Nitrite/Nitrate and it is well within reason. I have ordered a PO4 testing kit but at this time I haven't a clue what it is. To edge on the side of caution I will be adding some PO4 remover into the canister later along with some carbon.
Also, I have just been performing a deep clean on my Eco-Complete substrate and found a massive amount of MTS. Now I did add MTS to my tank when I set it up, but I only added about 8, now I believe there are hundreds, mostly tiny ones though. I can only assume the massive boom in MTS means I have really dirty substrate, right? Eco-Complete isn't really easy to clean as most of it gets sucked up and goes down the toilet.
My filter consists of large foam pads and lots of Bio Media but I'm thinking of removing the large foam pads and replacing them with filter wool to help catch the algae. Along with some Interpet Green Away I am hoping this will do the trick?