Ill look into borara options, see if any of my LFS can get them even as i know they dont normally keep small fish aside from neons.
Im also tossing idea around in my head of doing a layer of Fluval Stratum between the ecocomplete and sand cap, to help the shrimp along. Course that is if I dont change my mind altogether and go discus in this tank, but id prefer a 220 or something once I start a discus tank.
DISCUS ? - In an 80 gal tank ..... now you're talking !!!
That's all you need - not a 220 gal !
Think about it, seriously.