In terms of the lighting, it's a JBJ 260W CF system. It's on for 10 hours a day and I just started turning the lights off for two hours in the middle of the day in a effort to contain the algae. I have green and spot algae on tank surfaces. I also have BBA on plant leaves. Green algae on substrate, which is a mix of small gravel and Flourite. I'm using a Hagen test kit to test iron levels.
pH is maintained at 6.7 with a Milwaukee controller. I have a decent amount of plant pearling at the end of the photoperiod.
The output from my Fluval 404 is the only surface agitation. No other real currents going on in the tank.