So far, my filter has not successfully cleared up the green tint in the water at all. As it gets warmer, I will add fish and plants to encourage a balanced ecosystem.
The good news is that the filter has not clogged or failed in any way. It works the same as the day I built it, so the design is physically functional. Biologically not so much. I will add some more bio media (scouring pads to encourage the growth of bacteria.
Any suggestions would be great!!!