@dfbiggs: Earliest I can upgrade is in July, but that's a bit from now as I'll be needing to save up for a stand+tank and the extras. And I think the water is foggy cause of the sand I used; perhaps I didn't do as good of a job as cleaning as I thought *I added some more* but the water isn't super cloudy. I say its cloudy because it isn't crystal clear like it was before, but it could be potentially due to the driftwood pieces I added and tannin leaking into the water. So the issue with the "cloudy" water isn't that big of an issue, its mainly aesthetics as I have come to conclude. Also, in terms of my water chemistry, its pretty much perfect even with such a large bio load. It could be potentially due to the number of plants I got *Anacharis
and water Wisteria
I hear are ammonia sponges, and I got plenty of both* I also added 2 banana plants to the mix and will be anchoring some Java Moss
down to my drift wood. The only thing that I have an issue with is the amount of fish poo. Hahaha. But other than that my parameters are really good.
@redchigh: Sure, if my population jumps up to over 10, I'll be glad to ship you some. Keep in touch!
@Sincrisis: Yea, its just 1 or 2 snails at the most. The rest of the gang is just happy plodding around in the sand or crawling around the walls eating algae.