so i have some sort of hair algae on the edges of my plants, maybe a couple kinds, but basicly is is on my slow growing plants mostly not on any equiptment or anything. it's not over running my tank but it is unsightly. on the edges of my swords and valliserna, and it's all over my crypts and my anubias.to treat it so far i've just been pulling it off manually.
it's a 48x18x18" tank with soil substrate which is fairly new. for lighting i have 2x48" 54w t5ho bulbs with a tinfoil reflector. i dose about once a week with seachem flourish. for co2 right now i'm just using a 2 litre diy rig with a air stone as a diffuser, which i know is not very effective. i am planning on building a paintball co2 system soon.
am i right in thinking that boosting and keeping a stable co2 flow will help reduce/eliminate the algae? from what i've read and everything, i need my plants to out compete the algae and it often says algae can be from insufficiet co2. but i've also read that there needs to be balance for the algae to dissappear. will adding the new co2 system be the magic cure for my tank??? is there anything that i should consider as well?