My tank has been running for about three months now. I had a brief stage of some brown algae on the glass that was no problem. But now I have this green film algae that is covering everything. It even looks like the water is green. Does anyone know what would cause this? Or how I get rid of it.
How many snails do you have? I don't see any on your glass and snails are awesome algae consumers. You can scrape off the algae too. Most of us wind up cleaning the inside glass more than we care to admit. You might cut back your light time by at least 2 or three hours. Try cutting back to 6 hours then work up to maybe 8 or nine.
My thoughts as well.... 12 hours for PC lighting seems to be just about perfect for most critters.... Halides closer to 8 hours. The large Mexican turbo snails and cerith snails would help tremendously with un-greening your tank. Also might want to look for anything producing excess nutrients/phosphates.
I had planned on getting more snails. I was under the impression that I could add snails as the bio load was increased on the tank. I did not expect algae growth like this so quick. Is there something that will help eat the algae of the sand? Also any suggestions on how I locate what is producing the extra phosphates? I would not know where to look. Is my feeding schedule to much? Thanks for the help.