Kyle is a smart shopper. "I want it NOW!" will get you into all kinds of trouble unless you are independently wealthy. (I'm definitely not.)
RCS are somewhat territorial believe it or not. It may be a stress thing causing the bland coloration. How many RCS are in the tank together, and what
Back in Nov I think, I bought a batch of RCS from a local breeder and they've done very well. But they are not very red, more like light orange color.
Good question as I would like to know also. Would the answer be different for soil versus other substrate like pool filter sand? Is it based on nutrition
Yep. I foubd a great deal for my apistos tank filter. I got a Zoomed 501 mini canister for $12 new at my local Petco just wait for the right deals.