The algae actually wasnt in the plan. During my algae phase, I got a little bit of cladophora algae on the wood. I started to kill it all off, but then decided I liked it. I then treated it like any other plant that loved column ferts, and it treated me nicely in return.
Before you ask, I don't think this is the same clado that you have with marimo balls (This stuff does not like to ball up).
And to jump the gun again LOL....Yes, the algae is still growing nicely in the scape. It is NOT in anyway a temporary effect.
Looks nice Gomer. There are a lot of good algae aquascape examples. Ocean aquarium in S.F. has some really neat tanks with algae aquascapes. They have a goldfish tank that has BBA that looks really neat.