Not to discourage you at all, but my algae problems ended in failure. You can see in the photo gallery that my tank was crystal clear for two months, then it got super cloudy, I did water changes once a week. About 60%. Now I have a tank with two fire-bellied toad and a trash can full of decorations, filters, heaters, and other infected products. Dont worry all my fish died of ICK before I did this. The one survivor is in a one gallon tank with my betta, a Kuhli Loach.
PS Im sure you will do fine, ride it out. 8)
If you don't love what you do, you'd better find something else to love. Otherwise, you don't have a reason for living.