Usual Friday update...added a SS mesh at the filter intake because I got tired of clogged sponges and cleaning it weekly. I just superglued it to the AC20 intake. I also added a couple of bunches of green myrio that I got from my LFS in Brooklyn. It is a wonderful, frilly, versatile plant that does NOT need CO2 to thrive. I'm not sure why I don't see it more often. Sometimes this same LFS has red myrio, but they only had green at the time, so I went with it. I think it is perfect to fill in the dead space in the tank. And the shrimp love grazing in it too! Eventually, it will grow taller and fill in a lot more, especially in the background. That SS mesh is sort of an eyesore.
I also read Jake's review of the Aquatop Nano Type-P LED
light and pulled the trigger and got it. It is going to be delivered Monday, so I will mount it on Tuesday. With it, the light can be uniformly over the whole tank, instead of my 16" Fugeray lighting only the front 1/3 of the tank due to my AC20 hanging on the side. I am excited to try it out, and will update on what I think.
Tank partially drained (I really like this look):