Basically I'm not doing anything special. My lighting might be the deal breaker. I have 4 6400 T5HO sunblasters running, I am injecting CO2.
For now I only dose flourish potassium and flourish iron, and I dose excel only after a water change and only two capfuls. I am going to start EI dry fert dosing on sunday. I'll document all progress on that as well.
Honestly, I'm doing nothing special, and as of right now the only inhabitants of the tank are RCS, Ramshorn Snails, MTS, and Pond Snails. I'm planning to push my fish back in soon. I'll probably start with just my cleanup crew, corys, ottos, and SAE's.
I have 2 Boesmeni Rainbows, 2 Turquoise Rainbows, and 7 Deep Water Creek Rainbows. I plan to introduce them once my shrimp get a good healthy colony started. They will probably eventually all get eaten though. Not so much the adults, but the younger ones for sure.