Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North Central, OH
That looks great! -- plenty of hiding spaces, although it's a bit dark, I see that you are already working on a new light though. look on aquatraders.com they have an odyssea 2 light t5ho 24" for like $39.00 with free shipping. Great deal and a quality light for the price. It was highly recommended to me on my hunt. If you have a bit more to spend then the finnex ray2 is an amazing LED that is in the moderate range with a great par rating...I got mine for $98 on amazon. It's a bit pricey, but you make up for it in the long run because the LED's last forever and you wouldn't have to replace the flourescent tubes and starters every year. Oh, and ebay also has some great deals too. --sorry for the long list, I just went through the whole light shopping ordeal though and it can get to be a huge headache if you don't know what you're looking for exactly.
For algea, you could get a few amano shrimp -- they are great algea eaters, are too big for your bettas mouths, and have an extremely low bioload
I wouldn't worry about the nerites. you can try to pick up the driftwood to see if they are under there, but they really do enjoy hiding. I learned that with my ramshorns. I'd have like 40 hiding in the nooks and crannies of my DW every time I picked it up to tie the moss back on.
10 HM, 3 HMPK, 5 HMPK fry
8 German Blue Ram, 5 Green Dragon BNP, 4 Albino BNP, 4 Calico BNP, 6 Red BNP, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 2 ADF, 7 Peppered Cories, & 6 Tiger Endlers + Fry
12 full time tanks, 4 NPT, 6 QT/Breeders