Wow the Rams really love the NLS Thera-A sinking pellets! The other fish do too, but all three Rams actually made an effort to grab them first, which is pretty tough since the tetra and danio are superfast!
Nitrates went from 20ppm last night after too much feeding to 8ppm today after an 8 hour photoperiod. Having plants is handy, but I'll do one more waterchange tomorrow just in case.
Rams are smart. They saw me plucking out detrius from the tank with tweezers, then zoomed into the resulting cloud for stuff to eat - smart, and fearless! They are coloring up a bit more now too, and I set the heater for 80-82F in their comfort zone.