1st - Thx for the site. I really appreciate the knowledge that is shared.
As the title says - I'm into day 10 of Algae Wars.
7000 gallon spool - in Phoenix.
2 speed pump. Running on high 24/7 except for a few hours down time when I found a leak in the plumbing.
Testing with Taylor 2006.
When I started:
Ph was 7.3.
CYA was 70.
I've been targeting FC of 30. On weekends I can stay on top of it. During the week I test morning and evening. My wife tests once midday. Given the sun, we lose a lot of FC during the day. My overnight test last night dropped 2. During the day it drops to 22 at midday and again by the time I test in the evening. I brush twice a day.
The water is clear. No sign of algae. My problem was mostly on the walls. The water has always been relatively clear.
I didn't realize the effects of high CYA until reading here. I was over 150 before I did a drain. Not backwashing the cartridge filter just keeps the number ever increasing (lesson learned).
Any advice from here would be appreciated?
Are there any properites that I should be testing other than FC right now?