Thanks for the heads up Tamelesstgr, I will check it out. Yesterday i actually found a huge role of beige/brown thick paper that i added to the back.
I definitely like it better than the dark background and has convinced me to go with a lighter background. I am not totally sold on this particular color though so i think i will look into the vinyl colors on [Ebay Link Removed]
Wow Non-compliance, that was a serious algae problem,
Nice job eradicating it, the tank looks good, i really like that thin leafed radiating plant...what is it?
I contemplated doing a black out for a bit, but I was hesitant because my plants were already in bad shape from the move and I was nervous that the black out would pretty much kill them. In any case, the algae is slowly subsiding so i will stay the course. I did a major trim of all the stem plants yesterday, kept the new growth and threw destroyed the rest. I am going to start spot dosing excel on the moss and go from there.
On a side note, I am having a lot of trouble photgraphing this tank for some reason...the colors always look really washed out, I am wondering if this is related to the lights. I think i am going to sell the VHO set-up (ballast/endcaps/lights) and get a T5 HO set-up.