I've taken out the carbon filtration from my Fluval U3 Filter, I also did a water change and then rinsed my sponge media out into the removed water, and placed the sponge media back into my flter)
About 5 days after doing so I added my live plants, along with Seachem Liquid Fertiliser (Flourish) and Seachem Flourish tabs (2 Tabs for a localised Carpet-plant and stem plant), I began to notice there was a slight haze to my aquarium water (However, I'm not sure if this haze erupted as I put my plants in, or when I took my Carbon out), so I waited a few more days and I did a 30% water change, yet even after doing so there was no change in the waters clarity.
I decided to leave the flourish Tabs in (at risk of uprooting settled carpet plants) and placed my Carbon filtration pads back into my filter over night (I know this would clash with the Tabs working correctly, but I thought I would try the Carbon back in to eliminate that possibility). - I woke up this morning and there isn't even the slightest of change to the clarity of the water.
I currently have a piece of Driftwood in my Aquarium Tank too (To which my Pleco prefers to nibble on, so if there were an Algae problem, he'd still prefer the wood). - With that said, however, I'm not entirely sure if this is infact an algae problem. My tank has been set up for over 8 weeks now and is fully cycled.
One of the plants I had bought had black roots, to which I thought was odd, but planted it into the substrate near a Flourish Tab anyway. (I've take it out not 5 minutes before writing this to rule out that possibility too)
My tank hasn't always had hazey water, and the haze itself seems to have evolved over night.
Any recommendations/thought? (I know haze/no haze in the water doesn't always mean the tank is unhealthy/healthy, but it is mainly for Aesthetics purposes, that I would like my water clear).
- Thank you.