But, in reference to your algae issue I have a thought that might help you out. I have been watching some of melev's stuff on youtube and in one of his videos he discusses algae battles. Now, I'm not going to fully agree with him on the need for all the snails and such...I was interested in how easily it came out of his tank! How did he accomplish this? A product called phosphateRX. It murders down the phosphate levels which weakens the algae...he appears to like it better than GFO
and such, but I'm not here to judge that bit but say it might be an option in your case to bring a FOWLR
system down to 0. Check it out.