my tank has running for almost a month and a half now and I recently ran into some algae issues. The first algae outbreak was some kind of thread algae but that luckily went away on its own after double dosing excel for a week. Now, however, I have a new algae attacking my tank. It is a green algae that likes to attach itself to any surfaces within the tank. I have it on my glass rocks and now plant leaves. Some of my plants, notably the rotala vietnam have taken a particularly hard hit from this algae and have begun to die back. I wonder if any of you guys might be able to tell me what kind of algae I have and how to best treat it.
Here are some photos (please excuse the poor quality)
on the rotala vietnam
on a rock in the tank
I noticed this algae beginning about two weeks ago but it did not really spread until last week.
My tanks specs are
11.4 gallon tank
36watt pc bulb light
Paintball co2 keeps drop checker light green
Eheim 2211 filter
Flourite with MTS beneath as well as root tabs
Just flourish comprehensive dosed by directions on bottle
and excel also dosed as directed by bottle (maybe a bit more hard to be accurate with just using cap as measure)
The lighting period is 8 hours
Thanks for any advice you guys have in advance. Also, if you need more info please feel free to ask
thanks again guys