I like to change this thing up pretty often...way too often, so here's what's ups this week.
added 5 neon tetras, removed 3 minnows, added SAE, added some sort of Liguida (maybe Ludwigia palustris)
removed the non-aquatic plant mentioned before. removed weights from driftwood, moved the stone hut to lookers-right.
5 neon Tetras
1 Chinese Algae Eater
1 Siamese Algae Eater
2 ghost shrimp
Ammonia < .02 ppm
CO2 .5 bub/min
2.6 W/gal (4x 24W T5 = 2x 6500k + 2x 5000k)
Other notes: The CAE is very territorial, he has claimed the entire tank. My orange gourami keeps dominating the blue one. Basically if the orange one (Duke) can see the other (Arch-Bishop, "ARCHIE") that's way too close for comfort and he attack. Although scared to swim in the open, Archie's fins still look good so I'm allowing this "play" for the time being.
The Micro sword had some brownish algae maybe on the tips of all it's leaves. I'm wondering if this is just because it was planted a week ago and hope this disappears when it gets established.
Also, I'll be leaving for work next week, not sure how I should handle the feeding scenario. How long can these guys go w/o food? a week?