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Hi everyone. Im new and this is my first post. Please let me know if I did something wrong or forgot to include something.

I'm having these strands of algae start showing up in my tank recently and I'd like to address it asap before it gets worse.
My specs:
Water Params: 0/0/30/8.0 ammonia/nitrite/nitrate/PH (I know my nitrates are high and I'm have plans to address it soon)
My tank sits at 16" in height and is using a Fluval 3.0 plant light on 3" risers running the current lighting plan based on Bentley Pascoe's Day Sim for Shallow Tanks
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I am using aquarium co-ops root tabs and I WAS dosing with their easy green (6 pumps twice a week).
I started getting noticeable amounts of algae on the walls and on top of leaves. So I cut back the easy green dosing significantly to 1 pump per week.
Also, I'm not running CO2.
Recently however, I started to get these strands of algae
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Can I assume that since I'm not using a lot of liquid fertilizer anymore, my lighting is causing this issue?
My other concern is my Java fern leaves are becoming transparent, which I'm assuming is due to lack of nutrients....so I need to dose more liquid fertilizer?
All in all, should I be lowering the amount of time my lights are on in order to stop algae growth and allow for more dosing?

Any help/recommendation/tips are appreciated

Thanks!
What size tank are you running ? the easy green, you use 1 pump for every
10 gals
so if you have a 10 gal tank pump 10 times If you have a lot of plant's
if you have just a few plant's then I'd cut it back to 5 pumps once a week.

If you have a strong light -yes that could be the problem & the best way to
solve that is to cut your light time back from how long it's on to 1/2 that
like if you have them on for 6 hrs. cut it down to 3hrs in the morning &
3 at night that will be a big help & for the algae you have, looks like bba.

I had that stuff & it's easy to grow & to get rid of just by using peroxide
you turn off all pumps (water movement) get a syringe & fill it with the
peroxide & go right on the algae & squirt some of the peroxide on it
don't turn on the pumps for 10 15 mins & it will kill the algae that's it.
 

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Rather embarrassed that I have to amend what I wrote about the easy green dosing. Easy green directions say one pump(1 ml) per 10 gallons.
Dose once a week for low light aquariums.
Dose twice a week for medium light aquariums.

So you're dosing six pumps twice a week. You're also running pretty good lighting, so your six pumps twice a week would be a dosage for a 60 gallon tank.

Fertilizers usually recommend using the standard starting dose initially and wait for a while to see how it's going before increasing the dosage.
"I have to amend what I wrote about the easy green dosing."
I use easy green for my plants, but I also use my dirty goldfish
filter cleaning water for fertilizer as well for nitrogen & I pour
a 16 oz bottle of that every OTHER WEEK of the easy green.(y)
 

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I haven't heard of using fish waste regularly as a plant fertilizer, other than the fertilizer provided by fish in that tank and any bits of food that might not have been eaten. Perhaps it's being added to a tank that has no fish?

I used fish waste water to fertilize terrestrial plants, but would never add it to any of my aquariums, not wanting to deteriorate water conditions for the fish in those tanks.
That's just it there is no fish in my planted tank, It's just plant's.
That's what makes it so nice to have a 110 gal stock tank with
8 comet goldfish & a wild carp, I have a 66 qt storage container
that I turned into a filter box for the goldfish & once a month I
clean the filter pads in a 3 gallon bucket of goldfish pond water
& after cleaning all the muck out, I rinse them in clean water &
from the water I used to clean the filters with is what I use in
my planted tank & everything is growing just fine. (y)
 

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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I cut back on the liquid fertilizer
for now and added some floating plants to address my nitrate issues.
My next step will be to reduce the lighting to see how that goes.

I used peroxide & a turnkey baster & filled it with peroxide & shot each
group of plant's with the peroxide (all filtration shut off) let the tank sit
for 15-20 mins & then turned on the tank again all algae was gone in
about a week & this was 2 mons ago & hasn't returned.

what your doing should work but for a faster solution try what I done
& then start what your talking about doing & it will keep things good.
 
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