Hello! I have a huge algae problem in my little 2.5 gal. It was set up for about 3 years, with a little Red Sea filter, planted with lots of java fern and a pretty Anubias nana with a beautiful female crowntail betta who just recently passed away. The algae must have been introduced with the anubias about 2 years ago, and has been a real battle for the last year and a half. Since my betta has passed on, I think this is a good time to get rid of ALL the nasty algae and keep it out of my life forever! I *think* it's cyanobacteria. It's very easy to manually remove, but it grows super fast so I've just been struggling to stay ahead of it, with weekly removal and small water changes. I do larger water changes every 2 weeks. What I would really like to do is set up the tank with new gravel and a few new plants, and turn it into a cherry shrimp setup. My problems are: I would really like to keep my existing plants alive, and I don't know how to get rid of all the nasty algae without completely taking apart my tank and filter! If it's impossible to save the tank and filter, I would be ok with buying a new one and starting everything completely over, but I really would love to save my plants, especially the anubias. Is there any way to salvage the plants? Thanks SO much for any help!!!