Sadly, I must report that Skinny finally passed on. She was my only female out of the three, and I suspect that she was getting bullied, and starved. Though she ate during feeding, she never ate well
which isnt good. But perhaps its for the best.
I decided to clean the hair algae that accounted for most likely twice the plant mass than the desireable plants in the tank. It seriously was terrible, and even after some scrubbing and crazyness with the driftwood, it still is there.
Here's a nice full tank shot. This was taken under the normal lighting on the tank.
Here's a full frontal picture of the tank.
Here's a full tank picture under awesome lighting
This is the java fern that didnt look like it was going to make it. I learned they needed to be attached to something, not burried in the gravel. Now it is LOCKED into the driftwood.
This is the left side of the tank.
And this is the right side.
Here's the two remaining males.
I like the clarity in this shot other than it shows flaws with algae growing on the glass.
So theres some updated pictures. It will be slightly overstocking, but I will soon be adding 2-3 new dwarf puffers (in hopes of obtaining a breeding pair). The pleco is going to be removed in a couple of weeks, so the bioload will be less, but I find no problems in my levels, nor in agression.
I am also ordering an annubias v. nana for the driftwood on the right, and some more java moss, because the last batch didnt make it, at least well.
Tank inhabitants include:
2x Dwarf Puffers
4x Ghost Shrimp
2x Microsword Bunches
1x Amazon Sword
2x Crypt Lutea
1x Java Fern
?x Java Moss (getting rid of to replace with new)
and Hair Algae