Hey sorry guys for the late response, I have been working alot.
But I keep my light on from 7 am when I go to school till around 7pm when I wish my fish a goodnights sleep. I am doing weekly waterchanges of 20-25% each week of course. I do currently have some plants in there for the time being, I have some anibus, anarach's, sorry if i Kill the spelling, and also some water wisteria.
I plan on getting a electrical timer for the light but havent done so yet.
(When I say chemicals, i didnt mean like all chemicals i meant chemicals made for killing algae) so sorry if that came across wrong.
I do have a plant food liquid, that i have used before but am currently not using.
In response to the floating plant question, I have done hornwort before but my two filters that I use, normally suck up an end or so of the hornwort and the leaves fall off.
I plan on my next water change to do a good rub down of all the plants and make sure no algae is currently on them, I will start my CO2 back up on the tank, and will invest in a light timer- come pay time, and also invest in some good plant tablets, and finally invest in some good healty plants.
Will doing most of the things invovled up above this, help prevent the algae from taking over my plants?