Bad algae problem

bkaiser3

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I am having very bad algae problems and dont know why. Its on my sand, plants, rocks, glass driftwood. I am having nitrate problems due to my tap having 20ppm in it( currently doing things to help with this issue). My lights are on ten hours a day as i have a heavily planted tank. Im to the point im ready to do a huge cleaning, go back to fake plants, and cut my light time down to 6 hours a day.
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I can't see what type of algae it is (mobile sucks, haha).

You can try the Siesta Regimen. Lights on from 7-noon followed by four hours with no light and lights on from 4 to 9pm.

You can also get floating plants (Frogbit for example) which reduces lighting and reduces nutrients. Submerged plants are better off being shaded with floating plants.
 

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I'm having a hard time seeing if its green or brown spots you are referring to. I can't tell in your picture.
But first, tell me about your tank:

Size:
How long its been running:
Cycled?
Occupants:
Temp:
PH:
Ammonia/Nitrite/Nitrates ( I see you already said 20ppm ) so the other parameters

Depending on the type of algae, there's different things you can do to prevent it ( phosphates, silacates, lighting, temps, etc ) and get rid of it/control it.

If you fill out your profile with equipment and info, it will be easier for others to give you feedback
 
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Its a 125 gallon. Running about 2 months. Yes cycled. 0-0-20 to 30. 1 oscar, 2 jacks, 1 green terror, 1 jaguar, 1 firemouth. 78°. I have diatoms, i know that is normal on a new tank but still very annoying. But it is green algae i am referring to in this post.
 
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