So. Much. Algae.

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  1. Jakkie

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    My boyfriend and I started using Seachem Flourish Advance a few week ago and our plants are doing great but green furry looking algae starting growing so quickly on everything. Our poor little lone nerite snail is useless to all the algae that instantly started growing. We stopped putting that in this week because its out of control. We just got a new filter last week and the new media thats in there is also all covered in furry algae. We leave our light on for 6-8 hours a day. What can we do? I added some pics so you can see what i mean, its been maybe 3 weeks.
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  2. Crispii

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    Have you seen your nerite eating the algae?
     
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    It eats the algae thats on the glass which is green but not furry. I havent seen it eat any of this furry stuff yet.
     
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    So it appears to be green beard algae. I read that stopping the plant nutrients might make algae grow more but that seems to be how it started so I'm not sure what to do. I also read its hard to get off manually so what do people suggest? I have 3 anubias plants in the tank as well as neon tetras, a betta, corydoras and a nerite snail so I dont want to dose anything that could affect any of them. Tips anyone?
     
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    Do I dose the tank with it or clean the affected areas? If i'm doing the tank then how much do I do? Its a 10g tank.
     
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    Though I would remove the nerite if I were you.
     
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