yeah wc's are 30-50% a week. This tank decimates the 20ppm of nitrate in my tap water, way more either of my high techs. I can't deal with low nitrate so I do wcs lol. Final stocking is going to be around a GBR pair, would like more nano fish but they are not too common around here. Current stocking is 3 sparrow rasboras, 7 ember tetras, 4 P. gertrudae, 3 male endlers, cherry shrimp, then various hitchhiker snails.
Setting up the substrate too a long time. I didn't mineralize it or anything. Just dug everything out of a wooded gully by my house. Clay, dirt, and then sand. I'm kinda use to the cloudiness by now, but the only powerhead in this tank is slightly too strong. No filter either, so it tends to just blow stuff round and round.