So far out of balance
I am unsure as to what my specific problem or problems may be.
In short my water quickly go green and cloudy. I understand that I have either a light or fertilizer imbalance, at min.
My water ends up being very similar to straight from the tap.
Tap: PH 7.4-7.6 Tank: Ph 8
Nitrites and Nitrates: beginning of spectrum no fish, Both tap and tank
Ammonia, again almost none. both tap and tank
GH 11 drops - KH 0 Drops both tap and tank.
I live in KY and I assume the water is heavily treated.
I have read that water with a 0 KH ( never turns blue almost immediately yellow(orange) ) means that my water does not absorb minerals well.
I have already read a few ways to increase this naturally, of which I prefer, though they would end up raising my ph at the same time. This sucks as my PH is higher than I would like it. I would prefer low 7 or high 6.
I would appreciate some advice as how help balance out my tank. I understand that is an open question. I also ended up buying a UV sterilizer and that has been hooked up for 4 days, without any noticeable difference in my green algae water. I have even kept my lights off. I do get some indirect ambient light from the tank being in my living room.
thanks for any information.
I've jumped into the deep end. ( 1st planted tank flooded 4-15-18 ) - Dirted with sand cap - Very messy when water was added.
75 Gal, Fresh Fluval Plant 48" Bluetooth. Co2