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Good water movement can help decrease algae to an extent, but it's not a catchall. I would not place the diffuser directly below the powerhead. A reactor or diffuser inline with your filter outflow line would probably be the best method of even CO2 distribution.

You want to try and strike a good balance between nutrients, lighting, and CO2, along with adequate water changes. Though there is no one right way to create and maintain a nice planted tank. There are a number of articles on this site about EI, lighting, and CO2 that should be quite helpful.

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Good luck with the tank. I don't like how the back part of the tank looks dark, almost if the plants back there are in the shade. Some may not do so well with that.
Yeah, I didnt like it too at first.On my first try my althernanteras died because of lack on lighting, on my second try algae killed me because off too much lighting, so Im still in experimental phase. Im still using the top filter that came with the aquarium set and its blocking the light after I adjust the lighting higher, if my alternantheras on the background starts to melt, I would replace the filter with probably a canister filter, but after a week it looks to me that they are doing great and theyre so red!Im not an expert though

 
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