If it's mostly an algae bloom, you could have just hooked up a UV. Not only will it clear the algae bloom forever with no risk to livestock it will also remove parasites, etc from the water column. Makes acclimating fish like Cardinals much easier.
The algae bloom was just one type of algae i was battling. I just got my sunsun 304b with a UV light and hopefully it will keep the blooms at bay.
Everything looks good today! The ramshorns are up and doing their thing. All is well!