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Before I get to my question, here are the parameters of my tank:

110g Tall, 48"W x 18"D x 27" Tall. I am using the Coralife 2-lamp, T5 light fixture with (1) 28W 10,000K lamp, and (1) Actinic Blue lamp. The lamps are on from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM, and 5:30 to 10:30 PM each day (timer). Nitrates are at 20-40 in the last test today, with 8.2 pH. All other parameters are golden.

Right now I have roughly 22 fish all around 3-4", and to BN Plecos and a Tiger Pleco.

My issue is this: I have 4 Anubias in the tank, and have had a significant build up of reddish/black algae on the lace rock that has "hair" associated with it. There are also black spots & "hair" on the Anubias leaves themselves. The leaves also seem to be less than whole, "bitten". There is also a fair amount of green algae on the lace rock as well.

I have to say, I LOVE the green algae on the rock, and I also am warming up to the reddish/black stuff on the rock as well. But, if it is bad for the tank and causing my Anubias to have this stuff on it, I'm open to taking steps to remove it. I have Flourish, and have not been dosing it with regularity.

To get the Anubias growing and looking "green" again, what do I need to do? I already suspect I am underlighting as it is.

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Steve
 

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That was incredibly helpful, thank you! Acutally, there was 56W's (I originally thought they were T5 HO, 54W....big problem there). I have added another strip to my set up, and begun dosing with Excel. At my next big water change/re-aquascape, I will try your suggestion on the dipping method. Right now, three of the four Anubias are naturally "attached" to the lace rock, and in all cases, the four are at the mid to top-level of the water column.

Forgive my ignorance, but what is the full name for the Crypts?
 
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