Okay guys I am having a little dilemma here. Recently I had my tank setup, it grew fine for about a week and then I noticed that "dirt" is falling and covering my plants. I'm not exactly sure what it is.
I've done 50% water changes at the end of every week because of EI dosing, but it doesn't seem to take out the dirtiness. The dust also seems to be sticking onto the plants. If left for a while then the leaves require a little rubbing before it all comes off.
Under it however are healthy plants trying to grow. Everyday there is new growth popping out, but within a day or two the bright green from the tips get covered again.
Any ideas how to get rid of it? I've had suspicion that it may be the MTS or Oil-dri in the substrate. Or the fact that it is open top.
As you can see, everything below the tips have been covered. (sorry for the poor pictures)
Here are some specs on the tank
Substrate (from top to bottom)
1" of Schultz Aquatic Plant Soil
1" of Oil-Dri (got from Autozone) LOL
1" of Mineralized Top Soil
4x65 watt 48" Coralife Fixture on for 10 hours a day.
Pressurized CO2 at 3 bps, on and off an hour before the lights.
Dry Fertz using EI method.
Eheim Pro II Canister