The other day I moved my Otocinclus' from the large tank to the 10g one. I decided to let them eat the algae. It's working well.
Since I have the SAE's in the large tank no need for the Otos in there.
I woke up this morning to feed the fish and flipped the light on and found it rather beautiful. Water was clear (thanks to the purigen) no algae, (thanks Otos) and everybody was swimming so peacefully I wanted to cry. (well not really) So I snapped a few photos.
Without flash (looks so clear today when I look at it with a dark room and just tank lights on)
I keep trimming back the egeria. I take it to my grandmothers (wife's g'ma) and we give it to their goldfish. They are like 6" long and started out as feeders years ago. They love my plants.
22g planted w/ gravel bottom =(4) Corydoras + (1) Female Swordtail + (1) Male Lyre Tail Swordtail + (6) Oto's + (5) Bloodfin Tetras + (3) Serpae Tetras + (3) Neon Tetras + (1) African Dwarf Frog + (1) Hybrid Platy aka: "Baby" -- Started on: 6-21-2010
10g planted w/ soil and gravel bottom = (1) Male Guppy + (3) Oto's + (2) Juvenile Sunset Platys -- Started on: 7-14-2010