Algea in a new tank

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    So my tank is about 2 months old. Only got fish in 2 weeks ago the 1 blenny. fed Huge amount of food as i was afraid the fish would not eat. Now have a nice brown covering of diatoms as well as some algea. Hair algea thats brown in colour. I have now stopped feeding crazy amounts as the fish now eats in front of me i only feed what he eats. Can i be safe in the thinking that as the excessive nutrients go down so will the algae? my Phosphates are undetactable and nitrates are at 5.
     
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    Dont overfeed its the worst thing you can do, especially in your case one fish. And look at your light times. We all get to a point where you do this. Just take it easy and slow down. Believe me my tank was a mess because of bad decisions and it took me a long time to stick to a set feeding and lighting schedule. If you dont control this now youre gonna be sorry. Go now and dont sin again. :thumbup: Youre forgiven.
     
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    can you elaborate on the light times?
     
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    Add some light timers (game has a special now) for some consistency.
    then drop your 6500K and lower light periods for a while and get a proper CUC..
     
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    Try and increase the flow on areas where the diatoms pup up, and don't over feed GHA loves that. All so try doing more water changes say 20% a week that will help if the cause is high nutrients due to over feeding.

    Al so keep in mind that the tank is only 2 months old and is probably still cycling.
     
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    thanks gents
     

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