Ok, just a little update today. The tetra seem fine, so they beat the krib's record.
They're feisty little buggers! Always swimming around and they never hold still enough for me to take a good picture! I'm still figuring out my new dSLR (a used D40 that I managed to get for pretty cheap off craigslist). There definitely seems to be a pecking order being established though, the largest and most red one sometimes defends the area on top of the driftwood during feeding time. haha
Also, that fish with barely any tail fin seems to be doing fine, he keeps up with the rest of them. There aren't any dead fin threads from his tail, so maybe that's a sign of him getting better? Hopefully! So far, I don't think there's any losses, though I thought I got 11 from the LFS, but maybe I was counting wrong, cuz I did ask for 10.
My plans for stocking keep changing (I really want like a 55gal, but maybe after I graduate...and get a job...and a dog...
but that's definitely in the future!) but for now, I'm thinking of getting a couple ottos when the tank gets more established, maybe cherry shrimp, a pair of some dwarf cichlid (probably Kribs again), and maybe 6 or so pygmy cories. I'm still debating on the cories, I want the pair to breed and raise the young, so I'll probably nix them so that the cichlids have the bottom to themselves. Any thoughts?
Things I still need to do:
Light timers (I've just been turning them on when I wake up and turning them off when I get home, I need to figure out a light period)