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Hrm no replies. Anyone have experience with this algae? Any kind of help or input would help. Thanks in advance.

So far here's what Ive done.
-Reduced light from 8 hours to 7 hours
-3 day 50% water changes
-No dosing ferts
-Daily removal of Algae

I'll be trimming my higher plants the next time I do a WC.
To give you the best answers, we need to know more information about your tank...

What size is your tank and how much light do you have over it?

What type of light do you have?

Are you adding CO2?

In my experience, water changes don't usually do much for reducing or eliminating most types of algae so save the water. It may temporarily reduce green water and other types that are in the water column itself but it really doesn't do much for filamentous (hair, thread, staghorn, etc) types of algae unless it is free floating in the tank at the time of the water change.

Maintaining good conditions for plant growth is usually the best defense against algae. When plant growth slows or stops (due to low CO2 or fertilizer levels) algae usually starts growing. Discontinuing fertilizers is probably one of the worst things you can do, plant health wise. Granted, algae use the fertilizers just like the plants do but you need to keep the plants healthy.

Fish and shrimp don't always eat the algae faster than it grows and some types of fish simply refuse to eat algae if you feed them fish food. Hydrogen peroxide and Excel overdosing work too but fish, shrimp and some species of plants are sensitive to these methods. IF you want a "quick fix" for the problem and don't mind it coming back again, you can try peroxide or Excel.

Manual removal is the best way to get rid of algae though it is the most labor intensive...the most effective method isn't always the easiest ;) Get in the tank with a toothbrush and remove as much algae as you can. You should do this daily and twice a day if needed to curb the algae growth. Add fertilizers to the tank again (by the way, how are you fertilizing and with what)? Soon the plants will begin to have healthy new growth and should outgrow the algae. This is the point at which you can remove the lower portions of your stem plants and replant the algae free tops.

Again, these are some general recommendations...until we know more about your tank, we really can't give you any more specific help for your situation ;)
 

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Yeah - those recommendations are TOO general. As was said - this type of algae grows in the same conditions as plants so most of the recommendations doesn't work.
Yep, pretty much every type of algae grows in the same conditions as plants...that is what makes them so difficult to remove. I have yet to find an algae (other than BBA) that manual removal and proper CO2 and fertilizers will not remedy. You may have to manually remove the algae more than once a day but it will work if you are persistent.
 
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