Yellow water caused by Aquasoil
I started a new planted tank a couple weeks ago. Its my first time using aquasoil as a substrate. Since the first day it turned my water a murky yellow. I had been doing daily 50% water changes so I could at least see the back wall and so some light could reach the plants. I went out of town for 4 days this weekend and came back to a completely yellow tank, almost an orange tint. I couldn't even see an inch through the water. So I did a 100% water change and its back to its usual yellow color.
I figured it was the ammonia leeching from the AS but its now been 2 weeks and still just as yellow as the first day. The ammonia is reading 1ppm and nitrite is up to 4ppm. Almost all my HC has wilted away, probably from lack of light. However, the Riccia, HM, and dwarf hairgrass seem to be surviving.
Is this just the usual cycle or should I be doing something to take the yellow away? Will the color go away once the cycle completes? I have some purigen i intend on using once the cycle completes.