I'll upload pictures this afternoon but I can give you a quick "textual" update.
Right now I don't have any fauna in the tank. I've got the betta in the breeding setups (I need to find a new female...I'm debating on whether or not to pay $4 at the nearest walmart...I did see one that was ready to go though so idk). I'm blasting the c02 and put an additional 13w 6500k CFL above the tank. The carpet has exploded with growth but also I've started getting some what I believe is BGA growth. I can photograph everything this afternoon and show you guys.
I don't think it was the ghost shrimp although it very easily could have been. I never noticed any aggression from the ghosts. It was more likely because I only had two scarlets in the tank so that one bullied the other.
Thanks for getting me rolling again on the updates. I don't want this thread to fall into the dark abyss of lost threads