So, we are on week 7.
The tank is going really well. I added 2 pink danios and 3 more glow light tetras, so now the tank is very active. One of the frogs, the female, ended up dying shortly after I added the fish. The male still sings for her at night. I would like to get another female at some point and would LOVE to attempt to breed them, but I suspect that there were too many fish for the other Female frog. Also, having a hard time feeding the frogs and making sure they eat. Even the snails seem to get to their food before they do. I ordered an aquascaping kit that includes long tweezers so hopefully I can place the food right in front of him.
Speaking of snails, the population has grown quickly. I'm fairly certain they are ramshorn snails. I think I am over feeding trying to compensate for the frog not being able to get to it's food. But I'm ok with it, because once I set up the 55 gallon, I intend to bring in either yo yo or zebra loaches so this 10 gallon can act as a breeding tank for snails to feed to the loaches. My son, 6, thinks its a little morbid of me to want to kill all the snails, but I am trying to explain to him about population control. Narcissistic human I am having 3 children myself in a vastly overpopulated planet.... will have to rethink this....
I also added what looks like java moss in patches around the bottom of the tank hoping for it to carpet in time. All the plants are healthy and growing. So far no algae problems despite having a 12-14 hour photo period. In our busy household, I tend to put the lights on in the morning and then turn them off just before bed.
The water quality has stayed fairly steady since cycling. Nitrates started to climb after adding the other fish, but I added the java fern and now they remain just barely traceable on the test strips.
I've started using R/O water to bring the hardness down a bit, but so far haven't seen very much of a change.
Overall, very happy with how the tank is progressing and SUPER EXCITED to start implementing my plan for the 55 gallon.