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Java Moss and algae

Hello all, I have a Fluval EBI which is basically a spec III. It is a fully cycled tank and all of the water parameters are good. I keep the light on 10 hours a day and I don't over feed my tank. The problem I'm running into is the growth of algae on my Java Moss. My guess is that a) I have the lights on too long , or b) the Java Moss is too close to the light source. I attached some photos of my tank. Currently I have Fluval substrata, Fluval flourish tabs, driftwood, Amazon sword, java moss, marimo ball, dwarf hair grass, duck weed, 7 cherries, and 3 Galaxy Rasbora. Any help with my algae problem is greatly appreciated.
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Your java moss is high up and close to your light.

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Yup, I think you’ve guessed it. Lights are on long, and the moss is high/close to the light. Your plants aren’t dense enough to take out all nutrients, and are probably done photosynthesizing with hours to spare. That leaves the buffet open to the algae. Toothbrush cleanup can help, along with shorter light time. If you get a fancy light with ramp up and down, that could keep the tank viewable for a longer time while still cutting back on algae.
Also, consider adding more cherries, more plants, and sharing more photos (looks nice). That sword is a small/micro variety? If not, be warned. They can get a bit big. If that happens, look to the silver lining: set up a new larger tank with a great matured plant, and drop in something new for your nano.

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I can only grow plants when they're completely under water. Everything else is doomed.
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