So i am very new to this hobby. i have read around these forms and everwhere i have found (not much on the barr fourms). I decided that rather than try to do a full hardscape and everthing i would just pick up some plants at the lfs to see how i did with a low tech setup. The tank has been set up for about a month now and now im gettin some algae. Im guessing that its brown algae due to its color but im not real sure due to my lac of exsperiance. I currently set the light to run a shorter ammount of time tomorrow and did about 50% water change. The algae is mostly on the glass of the tank so i plan to stop by the lfs and pick up a glass cleaner since i have misplaced one. i also will post a photo of the algae tomorrow when i get home from work. Should i do a blackout? although this would be tough because there is some light coming through the window in the room although i keep the shade closed. If im doing something wrong please let me know so that i can fix it. also any and all advice to help me with this would be great.