Well, looky my name is mentioned! lol
A good way to keep the mountain in place is to use small lava rocks, or even put large fluorite, then top it with whatever you want. You can also put some plastic uhh bordering to keep it in place as well
Well got to give credit somehow lol. I dont want to be attacked by shrimp lovers.
Tested my water today
nitrate-10 or 20ppm
I think the cycle process has started. Last night I took the fine filter pad out of my other tank and cut it into pieces to put in this one. Then got some ceramic media from the other tank, and a small bag of sand to help the cycle process.
I never really cycled a tank, always used the silent cycle method and added fish little by little (I also had plants in there). So this is the first time trying to attempt a cycle. Go figure when the shrimp that I want is really expensive, cant afford to loose them.