Good luck with your tank, ktpoopenstein! I hope everything sorts itself out.
I've never heard of "proto-slow" lol. Then again, I've never taken microbiology classes.
That's cool on the bacterial cultures. I remember doing that in high school. We took samples from the floor, toilet seat, etc... I remember one of the dishes with the most bacteria was a sample taken from someone's elbow! Go figure. Lol.
10g, red cherry shrimp.