4/29 - I haven't had a chance to do ANYTHING with the tank other than water changes, so, well, it's overgrown. I missed some fertilizer doses, so there's currently a potassium short, complete with a lot of holey leaves on the bottom of the hygro. My fault, so a good incentive to take more action. When I get a chance, everything is going to be cut down and scaled back. However, the overgrowth has helped with a bit of the algae.
This tank has gone through about 10 iterations as I've changed the stock, shape, and light in the tank.
I got a Hagen T5 dual light glow today, so I figured I should switch things up to medium/high light.
Equipment is otherwise otherwise an Eheim pro 300 filter and the occasional heater. I'm debating throwing in a powerhead to fix up some deadzones, but to be honest, the water pressure from the Eheim is a bit intense. I like having layers where the fish can relax.
Three pieces of driftwood I picked up from somewhere (one came with anubias roots tucked in. Took me over a year to get them to grow, but I did it)
To be honest, I have no idea about my actual plant list:
What used to be peacock moss and is now a salad bar for my rams/hybrids
Dwarf hygro (maybe?)
Needle-leaf java fern
Anubias nana petite
...other stuff that was mislabeled at petco but that is growing nicely as a foreground plant
3 dwarf rainbows
7 rummynose tetras
1 white platy
3 molly/platy hybrids
~12 cardinal tetras and 1 neon
3 longtail rams
1 blue ram
3 congo tetras that have 0 color (hey, anyone want some congos?)
2? 3? of the laziest Siamese algae eaters ever
Now I'm figuring out what to do next. I just got these awesome lights. I already have algae problems. I've sworn not to put in a CO2 injection system, so I need to figure out dosing of Excel. So here's my starting point.