I'm slowly starting to get my tank in order. I've got an all planted tank now with driftwood for my clown pleco. The other inhabitants are 3x emerald cory catfish, 5x black widow tetra, and 4x serpae tetra. I might be adding more of the tetras because I know they do better in higher numbers. I've noticed my java moss is not doing well and either has brown algae on it or it's dying (I can't really tell). The moss is about 4 weeks old. (More info is in profile.)
As for feeding, I feed the tetras flake (every night) and the occasional micro pellets (which I might return, they never seem to go for them; almost as if they can't see them. Unless I maybe get some top fish), occasional bloodworms, and algae wafers (every night). I try not to overfeed: I crumble some of the flake food in a cup of tank water and slowly add a little of that mix to the tank at a time (I saw this as a way to help the flake sink...any thoughts on if this is a good technique?) The reason I don't just add the flake where it floats at the top is because I think the BW crowd out the serpae--the serpae don't come up to grab it at the top, where if it sinks I see them actually eating it.
As for the wafers, I put 3 into the tank via a piece of pvc so I can angle it to their favorite areas. I try to do this a few minutes before or after lights go out for the night. (The other feeding is right before). Even though the tetras have been fed flake, they seem to wait around and find the wafers even if I add them after lights out, so hopefully my bottom feeders are getting enough. I occasionally get a somewhat cloudy tank, but not too often.
So with the feeding and the thing with my java moss, as well as maintaining the tank in general, should I consider getting a snail (for algae and/or food debris) and/or shrimp?