Ok so I need some help and its too much for me to comprehend. I have some updates about me finishing the tank with plants, adding 2 MTS (for free), and 3 cories (possibly dwarf) but Ill get into that later. The problem is rightt now Marina hasnt changed shes still in her 5g side with her neons and shrimp buddies. But the 3 cories have now moved into Kingdras side to see if I can get them to eat my algae diatoms, and I moved him into a 1g bowl because I dont know if he'll eat them. Snowflake is still in the future sorority loving life with all his new plants. The things is I want to move my filter into the 10g because its going to have the most life in it, the divided is just going to have 2 males so I figure they can survive with just water changes. But to move that to the 10g Im going to have to move the fish over there, but I cant move Marina because she will establish dominence. So I was just going to move the cories, neons, and ghost shrimp into the tank and leave marina by herself. But I dont know if I should move the cories yet because there is still alot of algae and I dont know if theres any in the big tank.
I know I left something out but I guess the main questions are...
Should I leave the cories in the 5g side eating the algea even though it has a gravel substrate and not much room?
When should I move whom to where in order for this to work out correctly?
I think my issue is that I start thinking Im on a very strict time limit and if I dont get it right everything is going to die, me panicing like this probably makes it worse