So I set my tank up at the beginning of October. Most of the goods came out of my old 65 gallon, less some new fish, plants and a coralife 12x uv sterilizer plumbed through a new fx6
So my issue is I can't seem to get my water anywhere near crystal clean
I got a medium tech 150 gallon, 32" tall.
Compressed co2 with a sera 1000 reactor. 4 T5HO 6500k, coralife 96Watt 6500K and 2 regular T5 10,000K.
Been doing pmdd at 4 drops a gallon/day plus some extra iron, nitrogen and monopotassium phosphate ever 2-3 days. Will be switching to EI in a few days and have two build my led lights on the way, one 6500K 90deg. and one 10,000K 75deg.
Lights are on for 12 hours a day. Drop checker shows light green so 30ppm+?
I have a FX6 with those bio stars, seachem matrix and purigien. Also have a fluval 406 with bio max. Both have polishing pads and coarse foam.
Plane jane black gravel with a few root tabs.
Can't get my water clear!!! There is a slight haze and very small particles, it seems like organic material.
My plants aren't doing that great and I feel they are degrading the water quality.
Water is as follows,
Nitrates around 5-10ppm.
Nitrite and Ammonia 0ppm.
I'm open to suggestions. Anyone else have poor plant health that cause poor water clarity??
I've only recently dialed in my water with some equilibrium and baking soda. Maybe a week or so.
Let me know what you all think. Thanks and this place rocks.