In the LFS's defense, I bought the lights, AND the plants elsewhere. I use aquatraders for lights for the savings, and I got the plants on usedeverywhere... I also personally know the LFS owners, and usually get the real information from the staff who know who I am (as well as good prices). These two were from their "assorted pseudos" tank and she identified them as such (and before you think they could be interbred, they come from the shipper individually packaged as "Pseudo, asst", so they really have no choice but to do the same thing, and they go so fast there's no chance of interbreeding, and I never buy the tiny ones for that reason...). I think the new girl there was incorrect, she's still going through their mandatory 6 month training (yes, seriously, they make them go through a crash course in all their live stock). But, again, I have not seen a growth of algae since it arrived - it's just been sitting there, since I clean the glass off.
But since I was recommended to remove the slate, I recently re-did the tank, and it occurred to me: couldn't I just buy something high-light high-nutrient requirement? But here's the new set up, after I pulled off the algae-infested tape grass pieces, and the suffocated dead stuff (and stole some for my son's empty invert tank, Lol).
Slightly out of focus. Bubbler is off at the moment. I can't sleep with the BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ by my head....Lol. Turning it on at night would happen for about 3 hours until we buy more line to route it to the other side of the bedroom.
The cannon, taken over by Java moss - Yay, now I can see it! I've even arranged a tiny little gap at the bottom for the one cherry shrimp that must have come from my son's tank.
The grass, on the far wall, with dead live rock (I know, not good, I didn't know any better - it's been in fresh for almost a year now, so any leaking is all done with, lol...)
Edit: Also, the "Flavus" has been spotted displaying like the make hongi (on side, vibrating) for the female Hongis in the tank, and has been coloring up to almost a pure silver-yellow-white color on pure black stripes....So now I don't know if she is a she anymore. xD! But she is 4" long - that's still young?
Also, I can shut off half the lights and alternate which pair get used. I will do that as well.