Low tech algae issues and plant choice
So about half a year ago I started my first planted tank, it was a bit tough at the start, but since it's been going well, algae free and low maintenance as I planned.
I decided to take some left over parts I had to try to set up a low tech tank, but so far all I've seemed to do is barely keep plants alive and grow a lot of algae. It's a ten gallon with an small HOB filter and Finnex 24/7 light. I really do think the hardscape is pretty good, although it's tough to see nowadays.
What is planted in it is some micro swords in the back right, some Monte Carlo in the front right, S repens in the front left, some pennywort in the back left, and some L repens that i think has mostly dies in the very back. Within the rock/driftwood structure there is java fern, java moss, bucephelandra and anubias nana petite.
Even when I had just planted, I think I had too many different species of plants in there, but at this point just want to somehow get it to low algae and easier to take care of. A few days ago I put a SAE in there, but haven't seen him since day one and there have been about four cherry shrimp in there for about a week.
Any advice appreciated!