Help battling algae
Helloooo there. I have an algae problem. Not sure what kind, but it looks like black or dark green spots mostly on my plants. I did a MAJOR cleaning today. I pulled out every plant and rock and soaked them in potassium permanganate then sprayed with undiluted Seachem Excel and left them sit while I did a good vacuuming and 50% WC. I scrubbed the glass and cleaned the filter.
I really need help on what to do next. I have read about splitting my lighting into segments. Can anyone tell me how many hours on, then off, then on again?
I also would like to know about dosing ferts cuz I've read that doing it wrong will cause algae as well. I have a 40g tall with 1x 6700K Full spectrum daylight bulb. Right now I have swords, vals, java moss and taiwan moss. I'd like to use Excel since my lighting isn't right for C02 (yet) and also maybe some Seachem Comprehensive or root tabs. Any suggestions on dosing the plants but not encouraging algae growth???