I recently purchased two female gourami and added them to the tank yesterday. I'm not sure how long I'll keep them in there because the male chases them around frequently, and seems to harass one more than the other. Although things have calmed down a bit today. Otherwise the tank hasn't changed much. The plants are continuing to grow slowly, but steadily. Now I'm not sure if I should add dwarf chain loaches or just get a smaller cory?
Co2 injection, regular fert dosing, plus fast growing frogbit and pennywort seem to be keeping algae to a minimum. There really isn't much algae except for a bit of gsa and diatoms on the glass. No algae to speak of on the plants. Hopefully it stays like this.