Hello everybody. I tried to look for similar thread, but I could not really find any answers to my problem. I never had this type of algae before. It almost seems I brought it home with some new plants. Its green, really long (like rapunzel hair long, honestly) and it seems to be attached to my tallest plants and grow only on top of the tank hanging on to plants. I've been picking it up from time to time, but it grows pretty fast. I stop using fertilizers, I just add small dose of excel every other day and macros maybe once a week. (I have pelia so I don't want to melt it) I have coralife light set up for 8 hours. I haven't changed the water for couple of weeks now, cause it almost seems that each time I change water it grows faster. I checked for nitrates few times and they seem really low 5 sometimes 10 (hard to say based on the shade in test tube). If you need more recent parameters, I can post that tonight when I get home. I don't have any pics, cause I picked it up few days back, but it's growing back already (not enough to be visible on the photos yet) I was thinking to do major water change in the next few days and maybe try black out. Do I need to do that before or after water change? I don't have any shrimp and I'm not planing to get any in near future. I have only albino bristlenose pleco 1.5-2". Any ideas what it is and how to eliminate it for good?