Green spot algae?

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    I looked at the article on algae and pretty sure this must begreen spot algae?
    can anyone recommend a simple way to get rid of it... I am slowly rubbing it but its taking ages

    Most importantly what should I change in the tank to stop any more forming? I have reduced the light times and tried to increase the water flow.

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    I introduced a pair of Orange marble plecos to my tank and they cleared it overnight. Depending on the size of the tank you might need to consider something smaller like bottlenose plecos. Aside from light it could also be overfeeding, overstocked tank, not enough water changes.

    I'm not familiar with planted tanks but from what I hear, co2 does the job

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    Thanks. It's a 180l tank. I don't think overstocked (4 biggish clown loaches, few kuhli loaches, 1 Ibristle nose pleco). Clown loaches probably need new home soon.
    It might be I'm not changing water enough.... Will increase that. Possibly also over feeding.
    Thanks, I appreciate your input.
     
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    It's a pleasure. Let us know if it improves. What helped me a lot was testing my water. Your nitrate reading will tell you a lot as that's what the algae uses as nutrients

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