Help With Algae Growing On Java Moss

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Can anyone tell me what this is growing on my java moss? I don't think it's staghorn (I do currently have a problem with staghorn) because it's just different and comes apart more easily. I have tried spot dosing with excell but it does not kill it off or turn it red or anything. It only seems to be growing on the java moss.

I can take it off of the java moss easily but it just keeps coming back. Irritating!!
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looks like hair algae how long are your lights on and what do you have living in the tank. I think trying a few ghost shrimp would be a good temporary start to see if they eat it till you figure out the root of the algae issue.
 
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Yes, thank you. The lights are only on for 6hrs a day. I do a split 3onx3offx3on. I am running co2 during this time everything on a timer. I only have 6 neons and several snails in the tank. My snails wont touch the stuff for some reason.
 

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sometimes manual removal helps a lot and really cutting down on the lights and even 2-3 day blackouts will take care of it.
 
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That sounds about right. I think I will just cut down on the intensity slowly and see how it reacts to that. Thanks
 
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