Thanks guys! I've added the heater and passed up on the baby tears. I did rinse the flourite and it cleared up in a few hours! I added an aquaclear filter with two sponges and the biomedia bag. I will be making all my tanks low tech. i really just want something nice to look at lol with low to none maintenance besides water changes and some liquid ferts.
Also, is flourite one of the better substrates? Should I look for anything else or is there another brand? I hear aquasoil is the "best" there is? Also will flourish by seachem hurt shrimp once i add them in there?