i guess i am do for an update LOL
tank is doing great. i've now figuredo ut my high 8.0 or higher ph is due to additives from the treatment facility. i still dunno what they use but my kh is only 5.. aqwuasoil on my main tank only gets it down to 7.2 LOL
this tank has been converted frm dirt due to anearobic spots. .they were BAD
but ni shrimp loses from it so that was a plus!
running a MARINELAND SINGLE BRIGHT led fixture that has modified sticky SMD strips on it for extra light. no C02. fert once per week and 50% water change per week
PH drop is accomplished by IAL currently however a peat water filter may be in order. idea taken from (Getochkn)
second shot is scrimp munching on repshy shrimp souflette