alright so i have a 28gal Long Macro algae display tank. To make a long story short I added prazi pro to the tank (it is reef safe) to heal a fish with flukes. It worked. Now after the treatment my tank went super cloudy and turned green. Ok so I had green water. I did 2 WC of 4 gals each. Then i could see halfway into the tank and i noticed my entire pod population or at least most of it was gone. Today my tank is still cloudy and i still cannot see to the back of the tank. It is going on 2 months now.
Mornings the tank is less cloudy than in the evenings meaning it gets worse as the day goes on. This leads me to believe that it is floating algae esp since the water has a green/yellow tinge to it.
My macroalgaes and coral are suffering from lack of light and nutrients. I have not been feeding as much and i have stopped dosing Kno3 to try and get the cloudywater to go away. It hasent helped much.
I did another 4 gal WC yesterday. All my water params are good and in check except my nitrate is at 0. It should be higher for a macro tank but its not.
My red algaes have gone pale and my grape calpura is dying off because there are no trates for it to grow off of.
I was doing some more reading on here and came across a thread about Ca and Mg being very important for macroalgaes. So, I started dosing again to try and get it up to 400. Its currently at 360. I also just started dosing Kno3 again because I recieved a shipment of more macroalgae and the macros i had have started melting because of the lack of dosing.
Before the cloudy tank I had 2 perc clownfish, 1 coral beauty, 2 hermit crabs, 1 peppermint shrimp. I overfed with pellets and coral frenzy and reef roids. My tank was crystal clear until i added the prazi pro.
My dosing schedule was:
Weekly: 1 1/2 capfulls of Seachems Trace Elements and Amino Acids as well as 8 drops of Iron, and 1/4 tsp Kno3
Every 2 weeks: 1 tsp Baking soda
As for the calcium I was using it almost daily to bring my calcium up until i had to treat my tank. I stopped for that and I have just recently started dosing calcium again.
Any suggestions on what I can do to clear my water to allow for light penetration to my macroalgaes? Also, My macros have stopped growing and some have started to melt (grape calpura) im assuming because my trates are at 0.
I did dose Kno3 last night but im afraid it will also fuel the micro algaes and i will get "pea soup" again.