sooo water test ok, salinity ok, removed the filters from my HOB live rock on 1 side and carbon on the other side but ever since i removed the filters the water has been foggy. i have diatom algea all over everything rock, sand, glass, skimmer its everywere.
How old is the tank?
For newer tanks this is a very common sign. We call it the uglies.
If it's an older tank then it is probably related to the removal of the biological media that was in the HOB. The tank will take a little time to adjust to it being gone.
With out any filter media like a sock or sponge the little stuff that makes your water look cloudy will stay in the water. Maybe try to get some sort of filter sponge or floss to help polish the water. Your tank being so young you'll go through the uglies for a little while tho. If you do a use a sponge on your hob you'll need to replace it often.