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I have a 20 gallon planted tank that has recently finished cycling. The tank is lit 10 hours a day by 34 watts of LED lighting, is kept at 78 degrees and has a neutral pH. Unfortunately, a bunch of thread algae has started to take over and I'm worried it will inhibit my plant growth. I was thinking of getting some amano shrimp to help control the algae. I currently have 3 kuhli loaches, 2 corys, 9 neons, 1 honey gourami and 1 vampire shrimp. Will amanos do well in this tank? How many amanos can I fit in this tank [if any] and how much will they help control the thread algae? Thanks!
 

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Less light (amount and length), more filter cleanings, more substrate cleanings, proper fertilizer dosing, manual removal of algae / old / dying leaves / organic material, more water changes, ensuring proper CO2 levels, Excel / Metricide -- spot dose, tank dose, plant dips, oh! And 10-15 Amano shrimp ;)
 

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Thanks for the advice! I already dialed down the lighting to 6 hours a day and did a water change, but the thread algae is very hard to remove manually. I have a thick substrate layer with a lot of clay fertilizers, but I'm not going to add any CO2 to the tank... oh, and i bought just 3 Amano cuz I'm worried more would overstock my tank.
 
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