| | Re: Setting up a new 29gal NPT
Your tapwater sounds weird and terrible! Can see why you use R.O. water, especially with that amount of sodium, high pH, etc.
Salty Shrimp sounds good. Tank has a nice assortment of good plants. Maybe, this (4 ppm ammonia) will work itself out as the soil settles down at 6-8 weeks post-setup?
I would do water changes every week or so--whenever you think ammonia and cloudiness are getting out of control.