Been a while since Ive been on the forums. Super busy as of late. Just a quick update no pics right now, maybe later.
The 10g is doing well. I ended up putting in 5 chili rasboras with the betta/false amanos/snails. Betta did fine for a couple of weeks then noticed I was down to 4 and then 3 rasboras and they were hiding in fear of fatso so moved them to the 40b.
The 40b after having major issues with GSA I started treating with phosphates. This got rid of alot of it and the OTOs/shrimp/snails seemed to eat most of the rest of it. Ofcourse then I got a green soup explosion along with hard stringy green algae (like green human hair) both of which I am still combating. A glass door was letting in too much light onto the tank during the summer months. The cherry shrimp have bread into the wild form for the most part and the false amanos are huge now (about 1.5-2"). My false juliis which started out with 6 now have a population of 9. The CPDs have teamed up with the ember tetras and are the center pieces, very active and out in the open with good color.
Some of the plants took a hit with the GSA and then green soup, most are still doing ok. Hoping to get it cleared up soon.