jsm- your drawing was just fine! 8)
its a long story but im posting a little pic of this mess, so i feel the need to explain a little to help curb my embarrassment!- and just get this off my chest ..feel free to skip over it all LOL
my tank was perfect for years PERFECT ..i had 4yr old cichlids
great plant growth, everything.
then i went away for 2 weeks -someone was supposed to take care of my tank and did not- i came back to a 100% dead tank.
after a bunch of crying and a 100% tank re-do
i had it going pretty nice then my hubby decided to get cray fish and they made my plants into a floating salad,killed my clams,fish snails etc..
so i gave up and told him to get rid of the cray fish or just take over the tank- so he took over the tank and it got gross.
the light was left on forever, no water changes (i just added water when it got low b/c of the water noise) so now i took back the tank before it gets worse! whew its nice to get that off my brain lol
so no its not planted, the algae is green dots on the glass and stuck to the rocks. i have 40w of flourecent light
i do have a plant bulb, just not using it atm.
i used to do 10-15% water change 2 times a month- it seemed to work ok for this tank.
only 4 fish in the tank right now, 2 gourami, 1 sword, and a cory..or a goby i forget.
i feed every other day.
i should just take all the rocks out and start over again but thats not an option for me b/c of $ right now.. anyway here is close up of the rocks so you can see what im talking about.
thanks for taking the time to help :)