135 views, no replies? Oh well. I made the decision today to tear the tank down and start over. I plan on bleach dipping any salvageable plants, bleaching the tank and equipment, and using a new bag of sand for substrate. I added 4 true SAE the other day and they could care less about eating the algae. They're great fish, very fun to watch, but seem completely dis-interested in the BBA!
I think my major mistake was underfiltering this tank, and using dirt when I just don't need it to grow the plants I chose. My dirted tanks in my little fishroom are mint, crystal clear water, no algae, but they're heavily planted compared to this tank. I hope the BBA doesnt come back the second time around!