It's been a week since initial setup...
Went away for 4 days and came back to about half my plants melting.
Water change 50% then tested
No nitrites or nitrates
I started dosing macros today, drop checker is a darker green so I also increased CO2
Also note that even with high levels of ammonia, hitchhiker snails are growing and very active. Must be the low pH created by aquasoil or they are super hardy (had 4-8ppm the night before I left)