Just added some plants to a 5 gallon Betta tank. The light the tank came with was very dim so I got brighter lights - 16" Finnex FugeRay Planted+.
Saw the "planted+" and this made me want to add some plants and I added two java ferns, two anubias, two moss-balls, and two small mesh palettes of peacock moss. Yes, two of everything ... I like symmetry, what can I say
The plants were added about 10 days ago and now I am seeing scattered bits of algae growing on the tanks decor and the java ferns. Nothing yet on the anubias oddly enough.
So my plan was to perform more frequent PWC
and reduce the feeding frequency but is there something else I should be doing to curb the algae growth?
Water params: ~0 ammonia and nititres and upto 30ppm nitrates before I pwc
which is about once a week.
No idea what the hardness or mineral levels are.
Lights are on for 11 hours a day.