I did get some MTS for free from Petsmart, only like 5 though and to be honest they don't seem to be very active! I check random hours at night and only see a couple not moving on top of the substrate so not sure what's going on with them. As fr clippings, I might take you up on that sometime! I need to wait and see how the plants I currently have are going to do first though, haha.
Thanks for the advice. Do you think I should do a water change tomorrow then or wait for Saturday (the two week mark)? I'm actually pretty impressed with the fact that all my levels are 0...I have 8 females, 3 otos and a baby betta (in breeder box) in the tank right now!