07-27-2005, 04:08 AM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Dayton, Ohio
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I would definately get the dry ferts and use EI. EI is very easy for beginners to use. Your nitrate range looks good but you need some phosphates in the tank.
As mentioned, keep your light routine a straight 10 hours. This will be much better for the plants and it doesn't really do anything for the algae by turning the lights off for 2 hours.
Extra CO2 will help as long as you can get it in the 30ppm range. Manually remove as much of the algae as you can, do a water change, and add the fertilizers to your tank. Start doing this at least weekly (maybe twice weekly for the first wek or two) and you should see the algae reduce or disapperar in a couple of weeks.