"Have they spawned for you before? The female looks like she has a belly full of eggs."
Not yet, I just got the male earlier this week. The females have been waiting to spawn with the belly full of eggs for about 1.5 months now. I just never found the right male until recently.
"I have loaches and SAE both 'rob nests' while the rams were starting to court. Snails attack in the night and could be a problem. "
Thanks for the advice. I was aware that the loach would eat the eggs, however his current job is to rid the tank of all the snails in there. When the snails are gone I'll remove him. I was not aware of the SAE robbing the nests, thank you for bringing that to my attention. His job is to battle the hair algae in the tank, which is mostly gone and receding now that I've had more time to maintain my tank and use R/O water. If the snail proves to be a problem, I have no qualms about removing him too. Again, he was just part of the cleanup crew. I'm sure the pygmy cories should not present a problem, as they are scared of the rams and probably too small to get near the eggs anyways.
"I would suggest something that hangs at the top like white mountan clouds or just bare"
You mean as tank mates? I never thought of white clouds, although I would love to get a school of cardinal tetras in there. Do white clouds school as well as cardinals? I've had neons before, and they don't really school at all, but I know cardinals school very tight and it looks awesome.
Thanks! Took me almost an entire year to figure out the right freakin settings on my camera. Maybe next time I'll do a better job of cleaning my tank up before I take the pics ;-P.