Aquasoil 2 Still Making Tea Colored Water - Help!!!!
OK, I'd love to have some idea of what to do here.....
I started up a new tank on 1/14 with AS Amazonia 2. I’ve done frequent water changes, but still my water is looking like tea. My tap pH is about 7.8, I have no wood or rocks in the tank, and have low/medium light. To give you an idea of what is happening, I did a 50% water change yesterday. By today, the water looks like a light tea color, and you can actually see the “clouds” in the water tumbling around in the tank. I would have loved to think it's a bacteria bloom, but I’m running a 9W UV sterilizer with a new bulb with absolutely no effect. I am a very little amount of additional ferts, and am using 2x Excel for CO2. After the acclimation period and some die off, the plants have been growing great. FYI I have used carbon for weeks, and even tried adding an HOB w/ Purigen for a while.
Can you give me any idea what I can do to clear this up? I have no idea what else I can do, but quite frankly the tank looks terrible. I know that patience is key with AS, but this is getting ridiculous. Anybody have any suggestions what to do?