It's still a nice tank despite the algae. Good luck keep battling.
Thanks. I think I need to quit battling and start loving, lol, like I said. I think the true cause of most my problems was reusing an algae ridden substrate without rinsing, much less letting it dry out. I know shrimp will eat the brown algae so that may be the next course of action. High tech was much easier in my college years, outside a few weeks, I just could pay so much more attention. Even though I work at home ATM, or more so have my own business, I get really caught up in what I am doing and just don't "respect" my tank enough.