Well time for an update. My wife left the camera at the inlaws so...
base was MTS, but I doidn't think with the blasting grit I would have a deep enough substrate so I added 1 bag of MGOPM. to minimize mess in the tank I made the MTS very think put in the tank and let is sit overnight. The MGOPM and then the cap. Filled the tank a few inches and tried to press air bubbles out. Filled tank about 1/2 way then planted.
Next day I drained most of the tank and planted the uterly annoyng and time consuming M Minuta, and refilled.
Tank has been almost 100% clear from first fill.
I had been using 3 DIY yeast co2 up until this past sat.
Now I am not running co2 because I hate all the little bubbles. I run my T5no bulbs for 10hours +/- but the CFLs for only 3 hours +/-.
All puffers are gone.
I now have RAINBOW FISH
picked them up sat from a local breeder
the turquoise are the largest at 1.5" or so and have some color,
the boesmani have a hint or tinge of color,
the pseudoincisus are just silver with one maybe having a pencil thin red outline on some fins,
the Praecox vary a lot in size, some obvious females, and somecolor on some males, probably most about 1" and one or two in the 1.75-2" range.
Food will be white worms, almostnatural color flakes and almostnatural spirulina flakes, may add omega one color flakes as well.
--learned I have to cruch all the flakes up to small pieces soak in water a minute and use a turkey baster to inject them in the Tank.. The smaller fish won't tackle the large flakes,
20L My Other Tank: OEBT Shrimp
40B Inlaws Tank: 2 goldfish
75 Main Tank w/ sump: 5 Glossolepis pseudoincisus, 5 Melanotaenia boesemani, 10 Melanotaenia praecox, 5 Melanotaenia lacustris, some cories, a bn pleco and rainbow fish fry