So its been two weeks since I redid this tank, and its all going well. The egeria najas is ridiculous, it barely peeked out over the driftwood when I first planted it, and two weeks later its reaching across the tank. I will be setting up a 29g soon, so I might put it in that tank and put something else in this tank. Not sure I want to be trimming every two weeks!
I had a berried female cherry shrimp, but I haven't seen her in a week. Not seeing any babies yet either, so I don't think this batch made it either. I love the oto's, and really like the emerald eye rasbora's too. I put in a little sponge filter with powerhead that I will use to help cycle my new tank, and in future use in my emergency tank, and the rasboras seem to love to play in the current. But its a small tank, so while its hidden okay, it will be nice to get it out into the bigger tank soon.
Please ignore the low water line, I am moving this tank to another room today, so will be trimming and topping up the water later. All in all I'm still really happy with this and liking how its filling in. So glad I re-did it and not just tore it down, although its too bad I didn't do it sooner!