03-11-2012, 03:15 PM
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That is a nice 10g aquarium. Well done. As you've asked, I'll offer some suggestions.
First, definitely some floating plants as has been suggested, and Water Sprite is one of the best. Click the shaded name for the profile data and photos.
A background would help to show off the beautiful plants and fish, and make the fish a bit more secure. Something as simple as plain black construction paper that you can get in craft and hobby stores. Plain non-shiny black works best as it makes the tank depth (front to back) somewhat disappear.
Mina mentioned the Ram's size.
Now some advice on water changes. Nitrates is one reason we do water changes, but in a planted tank that is not so important (nitrates I mean) since they will (or should) always be low, below 10ppm and often below 5ppm. But weekly water changes are more important for other reasons. Stuff that cannot be removed by filters accumulate and the water change is the only way to remove them. Pheromones, urine, dissolved waste--all these just pile up without a water change. You can;t test for them, they are just there. Changing 1/3 to 1/2 of the tank every week will work against this. Plants also do.