I was supposed to update with photos but after being away for a week, I came back to a HUGE hair algae problem. The algae took out more than half of my java fern! Amazingly, all the other plants (wisteria, m. minuta and the nana) were fine. So I had to cut away the leaves. Added Excel to the tank for the first time and have to see how that goes.
On another note, my 3D background arrived but it's so thick and the filter intake is so close to the back, I'm still trying to figure out how to make it work.