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It's shocking that algae would dare make an appearance in one of your setups.
I was astonished the first time I saw the guys at AquaForest in San Fran mutilate their giant display tank. They were mercilessly mowing it down to within an inch or two of the substrate.
I then went home and tried the same thing with excellent results.
Freeman said it best: "Plants love scissors!"
With taller aquariums it's important to not let the growth get too high before cutting it way back. If you do the lower portions will be too far gone to regenerate nice growth.
Thanks for sharing!