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What algae is this?

Hello everyone, I am new to the forum, but a long time lurker.

I recently got bitten by the aquarium bug and have been so happy starting out with this hobby.
Throughout my 3-4 months in the hobby I've encountered a few problems on the way, but nothing too serious.

Currently, I have a small algae outbreak. Its not much, but I like to stay on top of things and ensure it does not get out of hand.

My setup is as follows:
Juwel 125 aquarium
Eheim Pro 4+ 350 filter (1050 l/h)
Standard MultiLux lighting (3200 lumen) soon to be upgraded to the HeliaLux Spectrum.
I do not run pressured CO2, but I dose 4ml of EasyCarbo each day. Also considered pressurized CO2.
I run Tropica root tabs and I am also tweaking the Tropica specialized and premium fertilizer dosing right now (1 pump each every 2 days).

I recently added quite a few fast growing stem plants in an attempt to fight algae, as I want to avoid any chemicals I can, beside Easy Carbo, until I get pressurized CO2 and better light. Everything seems to be growing well, except Cardamine Lyrata, but I suspect it is because it stands directly in the highest flow area of the tank, and I am considering swapping it out for something hardier, maybe Echinodorus 'Bleherae'. All plants in the tank are from Tropica.

I have attached a few images showcasing the algae growing on my Crinum Calamistratum, as I cannot figure out whether it is a fuzz algae or a sort of red algae?

Any and all help is greatly appreciated, thank you!
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