So I had to move some plants in the tenner, to make room for new ones. In particular, had to take out all the rotala indica from the front (since now I have species actually meant to be carpeting foreground plants) and put it in the background, just behind the skull. It was a shame to pull up those indica stems because they had actually taken hold! Lovely white roots on each one. I should have gotten a picture of that nice growth but couldn't stop in the middle of things to dry my hands for the camera.
GSA coming back. I like being able to see clearly into that end of the tank again.
GSA off the glass- plastic fake credit cards, the kinds that come in promotional mailers. They scrape nicely and are a bit flexible, I found it was much easier to reach into corners and alongside plants than with the algae scrubber pad. Just have to be sure there are no infant snails on the glass- I accidentally made a scratch already. But my four-year-old noticed the difference after I'd cleaned some hard algae off: "Mommy, the tank looks so clean!" Nice.