So I'm in my first week using EI. The problem is that I waited so long and have such bad algae at this point, I don't know what to do. I don't know what kind it is, some kind of brush algae that doesn't come off easily, and there is so much of it. I know that it is best to manually remove what you can, but my plants are looking bad because I have cut so much off of some of them that they look, ummm, shall we say, unattractive? I have a couple of anubias with one leaf remaining. Should I pull out the really bad plants and put new ones in? Wait it out a couple of weeks and see what happens? Would new plants get the algae even though I'm now doing the EI schedule? Thanks.