Ever since those last pics were taken, I've been battling an ongoing case of green water. It was started off by my digging around the substrate, while also changing out all
of my filter media at once (bad idea). Then it was exacerbated by my having to move, and set the tank up at another house. Well, long story short, I eventually got a hold of one of those "Green Killing Machine" submersible UV filters, and two days later, I could see the inhabitants of the tank again! This of course inspired me to perform a good rescape, and this is what I ended up with:
Here is a shot of the right half:
...and the left:
I also added a few inhabitants to the tank, since at the moment of taking these pics, the rasboras were in the quarantine tank. I lost most of them, and am only left with 3. So this tank only had otto's and snails during the gw outbreak. I figure I have to reintroduce fish slowly, in order to keep it under balance. So I bought 7 little glowlight tetras. Here's how cute they are:
I really like where this aquascape is going, I think. I feel like I'm starting to get the hang of things, even when I experience bad times, like with the green water. But I'm still a noob, and I'm still looking for tips and advice. If anyone is reading this and wants to offer some constructive criticism, I'm all ears.
I'm thinking of adding some didiplis diandra and some hemianthus micranthemoides, for the midground, and I think I want to kind of leave the front left corner as a grassy plain.
The green water is gone for good, though! I've had the UV filter out of there for about 6 days now, and everything is still crystal clear. I'm back in the game, now! Yeehaw!
So, seriously, can anyone offer me any advice on what could strengthen this scape?