Here comes a non-photo update (i'll take pics at some point later this week or this weekend)...
I have added the cherries that i received in the mail, and they seem to have integrated well into the tank... they made a quick beeline for my overflow and have made a living on eating everything that lives in the prefilter... there is one berried mama, and a few girls with saddles, so they seem to be happy... Once they start getting too crowded in my overflow, i'm going to split the colony into 3, one for the overflow, one for the sump, and one for the main tank.
I posted a specific thread about my otocinclus in this tank. They seem happy, but they have decimated the algae, and i would imagine they are hungry... besides zucchini, is there good food? I have tried some algae wafers, and they ignore the wafers. Also, 4 of the 8 have made the overflow their home... any immediate need to take them out, or should i just get them out of there when i'm doing routine maintenance? I think i'm just going to jam some sponge into the overflow to discourage any other fish taking that trip (a GBR has done that as well).
My GBR pair has spawned again, and they seem to be guarding the eggs this time rather than eating them. Hopefully they'll at least hatch, although i doubt the viability of the fry in a community tank. The other GBR pair look about ready to spawn, so i may have two pairs of new parents this week.
I bought a few more plants to fill out the tank. Hopefully they grow in well... I have a couple amazon swords that are growing in well, a melon sword that died off a bit, but is resurging well, water wisteria that is absolutely exploding. Cabomba that i just bought. Red ludwigia that is just starting to take hold. I have some aponogetons growing in, and an onion plant bulb, and an unknown bulb. There is an anubias grabbing hold of the driftwood, some guppy grass (i think), and some java moss. The only stuff not doing well is some scraggly dwarf hairgrass that i bought for 80% off because it was 80% dead.