Looks awesome! Glad you at least still have a few Adonis Tetras after moving them twice lol. I really like the sloping effect and all the wood and plants together -- looks great. Is there much flow in there? I see a lot of stuff settled on the leaves and wood. And IMO, I think the lighting works as it is with the dark spots at the ends of the tank. You probably could raise up the light a little bit to spread it out to the ends a little more, but then it makes for an awkward set up. Anyway, good job!
No, the flow is rather low. I think it's a combination of the filter itself (designed to be lower flow than normal because it's for nano tanks), the wood that sits right in front of the output acting as a buffer, and the long design of the tank. I've been playing with lighting levels and timing, and after about 5 days of a change, I've noticed considerably more brown algae, so I took to the leaves with a toothbrush and reverted back to the original lighting.
I can buy a light holder from work for $20 that sits in the back middle of the tank and would raise the light up between 2-6". I was really debating that, but decided against it. I might still do it...it would look nice. Too bad I'm scared of jumpers, otherwise this would be a rimless tank with various sizes of Anubias leaves and Bolbitis fronds sticking out above the water line.
Over the weekend I added the rest of my fish. When I was catching them, one of the Butterfly Barbs died - he looks like he got hit by a piece of wood but I was very careful when removing everything, so I honestly don't know. I ended up with two Butterfly Barbs and 4 Ansorg's Neolebias. The Neolebias like to hide among the shadows in the middle of the tank, watching me closely from beneath an Anubias coffeefolia
leaf. Their eyes shine with a dark red and their gold horizontal stripe shines at certain angles - a very pretty fish that doesn't have much of a reputation. The Barbs are just as active as I had hoped.
I bought a section of Cameroon Moss (Plagiochila
sp. Cameroon) from Bartohog on here, and I'm hoping it'll come in without melting. Wasn't planning on spending any more money on this tank for now, but a rare species of moss from West Africa sounded both unique and fun to experiment with. I'll be tying it close to the light in the middle of the tank.