Im going to start a tank log here, and maybe you all can give me some input and help me pick a direction.
I currently have 5 tanks(in a 495sqft house!). All tanks have basicly the same water perameters, aside from temp. They are all about 7.8 to 8 ph, fairly hard water. I dose flourish and flourish excel at my weekly water changes(usually about 50-60% change). I currently have 3 10s(one not set up), 1 20gal and one 3gal.
The 2 10s set up, side by side in my kitchen. These are lit by a standard shop light, with 2, 40 watt cfls.
The left tank currently holds 8 male White cloud minnows, 1 nerite snail with a lake tahoe sand substrate and a manzanita "stump". It's been running about 2 months. Growing a couple crypts, onion plant, java moss and some cork screw looking thing. Curently at 65 degrees.
The right side tank currently holds about 10 Cherry shrimp, 2 amano shrimp, 1 nerite snail with Lake tahoe gravel substrate and manzanita branches. With Java ferns, java moss and one anubis in it. Running about 4 months now. Curently at 74 degrees. I never feed this tank.
My 20gal holds 7 female white clouds, 2 ottos, and 3 nerites. Substrate in eco complete. Its been running about 6 months, but was recently replanted about 2 weeks ago. Plants include water sprite, wisteria, DHG, D. baby tears, small java ferns, some type of hygro and ludwiga. This tank is lit by a diy hood, with about 110wats in crok screw cfls. Curently at 72 degrees. Im not very pleased about how it looks right now. Definetly needs a rescape.
Then I have a 3gal eclipse, set up a bit over a month with one anubis and one java fren planted in eco complete. Added a male split tale betta to it yesterday. Not sure he'll work in there though, as the filter is producing too much curent. No photo a.t.m.
And ofcourse another 10gal thats not set up, so options are endless for it!
So, not sure where to take these tanks, but they need some change. I like the shrimp tank how it is. Im thinking of putting the white clouds all together in the 20, with a rescape and a temp drop to 60-65(un heated). Ofcourse removing the ottos, maybe put them in with the shrimp? And Id like to get some corrys, so maybe they could work in the 10 gal "stump" tank? My local store current has 3 julii corys I could pick up. But is my tank to small for those guys? and PH to high? and sand bottom possibly to rough?
I also wouldnt mind getting the betta in a bigger tank, and possiby getting another one. Maybe a Betta in the stump tank with something else?
Any thoughts on how the tanks currently are, and what you think I sould do with them would be awesome!