I'm trying to grow some plants in my 5gallon nano tank. I have got a feeling that my lighting is not sufficient so I doubled the light to total of 12Watts of LED lights. Now I see increase in mostly brown and in small areas green algae. I've cleaned some from the glass walls. You can see the rest in the pictures below.
I'm supplementing CO2, half a bubble per second. About 5 hours a day. Lights are on 10 hours. If i increase the CO2 the pH drops too much to about 6.4. Now it is holding around 7.0-7.2
I'm also adding following fertilizers weekly:
Seachem Equilibrium - 1/32 teaspoon
Potassium Nitrate (KNO3) - 1/32 teaspoon
Potassium Mono Phosphate (KH2PO4) - 1/64 teaspoon
Seachem Flourish - 1/16 teaspoon
Iron - 1/32 teaspoon
Excel - 1/12 teaspoon
Excel after 40% water change - 1/2 teaspoon
Can you recommend on the dosage and if I'm missing something. I want the plants to grow better/faster and to get rid of/or have a control over the algae.
In the there I've got Mega Clown Pleco which is very very shy and does not seem to be eating the algae well, and a crowntail betta. I might want to add a snail and/or a shrimp. Not sure though if they all will work well together.
I'd appreciate any input.