Ok so it has been a couple of months of hell trying to get the tank back to rights. I had to leave town again for work so the tank went pretty much haywire in my one month absence.
I have since Gutted the tank, scrapped over half the plants, replaced the wood, nuked the tank with Erythromycin, overdosed flourish excel, and done many 90% water changes.
I'm trying something new, so plant placements are simply rough here. I had to bleach dip all the plants so this is far from final placement. Had to take drastic measures to destroy brush algae and cyanobacteria (it was almost a half inch thick in places after 5 days)
Algae is now gone, new wood is in for the hardscape, now its just settling in. Few more weeks it should actually look like something interesting.
Here is a shameful progress shot. But at least it shows the changes this tank is undergoing.
Ignore the haze, thats flourite silt from all the replanting and wood replacement.