well i broke it down i guess i joined the club haha. but i was thinking of redoing everything anyways just because i was unhappy with the fact that i had gravel which made it hard for the plants to grow out. and also the fact that i had dirt capped with gravel was staining the water with tannis. it was actually just an accumulation of things that were making the tank look really ugly. but anyways i got a new scape going and some ada soil. waiting for the stuff to settle out and also added some glosso which was annoying to plant but i got it done. hopefully stuff wont come back. but thanks for your advice hopefully this tank looks good in the long run.