Thanks for the links Kathyy and nyxkitten! I have started to dose liquid ferts; flourish supplement and flourish trace supplements. Did my water change on Saturday and added liquid flourish after to replenish the water column. I dont have any liquid potassium or nitrate but will look into the dry ferts some more before i buy now that i know about them. I will take out a light bulb tonight and see how it works tomorrow for sure.
Will floating plants or a moss ball help out compete the algae for nutrients, and should i get a powerhead when all i have is the tetra whisper 30EX?
Thanks for the information the more i learn the better ill be to prevent algae in the future!