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Honeycomb Master
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WOW, that is some colorful Rotala wallichii!

9 hours might still be too much depending on how much/what type of lighting you have over your tank. Can you give us some additional information? Are you injecting CO2 into the water?
 

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Honeycomb Master
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OK. Tank has no CO2, and 2 22W T5 HO bulbs. Let me know if you want any other info.
I'd probably cut it back to 7 hours per day and see if that helps...

In terms of algae-eating fish, i'd recommend some otocinclus (5?), some amano shrimp (5-7?), and a bristlenose pleco (1). Unfortunately there isn't a fish/invert that eats all types of algae so you need to get a good variety. The amano shrimp will especially help with the hair algae, and the bristlenose pleco might eat it too if he's hungry. Flagfish are known for loving hair algae but i wouldn't recommend them since they'll usually eat fine-leaf plants like the Rotala wallichii.

Maybe just start out with the amanos and go from there. You probably shouldn't add everything that i mentioned above all at once.
 
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