Help!! Water smells and algae is growing!
hey guys sorry if this is the wrong place but i have a problem. I am a planted tank newbie and set up my 5.5 gallon tank 3 weeks ago waiting for it to cycle. I now have algae growing on my tank walls and the water has a unpleasant smell to it. The only inhabitants are pond snails.
27wat home depot lamp
pool filter sand substrate
aqua clear 20 hob filter /w sponge prefilter
some javamoss, pygmy chain swords and a little wisteria
can someone help me?