thanks, i actually do have some IAL i can throw in there, i'll soak them first so the tannins dont murk up my water.
i took out the co2 setup, and put in a sponge with air-pump, it is kind of soothing actually, haha. the shrimp seem happy, and havent even come near the surface since i made the changes. i also put in one more layer of window screen to tame my light, so knock on wood, all should be good now!!!