So I started a 200 gallon quite a while ago that did not go so well. The foreground was filled with some kind of unknown carpet plant which all eventually died away. However, I believe the dead roots are still present in the substrate (aqua soil). Without knowing this I went ahead and restarted the project again. I have some Monte Carlo planted in the foreground right now and they seem to be doing well. But I've been seeing the start of some blue green algae and I feel it has to do with all the dead matter in the soil. I see a lot of it along the glass with it meets the soil. I am EI dosing and doing regular weekly wster changes. flow is adequate. So I was wondering if anyone knows how to get rid of this dead plant matter without having to completely rip out my plants and wash the soil. I was thinking of putting in a bunch of cherry shrimps? Not too sure if this would help. Any help would be appreciated.