True or False:
True or False: Water changes helps control algae.
I setup my first nano/pico two months ago. It's also my first planted with the exception of keeping a few low light plants years ago.
It's a 3g. I had a lot of problems controlling the temps the first month. I tried 5 different heaters, then put a plexiglass lid on, which helped a lot.
Now the last 4 weeks, I've been neglecting the tank because I've had the flu. There was a little algae. So 4 weeks ago I cut the light from 10 hrs to 8 hrs. I haven't started dosing yet.
I was away for the weekend and came back to a boat load of algae. Brown diatom, hair algae, bright green velvet looking algae on the driftwood.
I thought maybe my tap water has phosphates. So I thought less water changes would help. I need to get test kits. I just have not had the money for them.
What type of water change schedule should I implement? Should I start dosing with something?
The tank: eco complete, 1 Betta, water sprite, star grass, mini xmas moss, green gecko crypt, compact hygro, anubias afzelii.