Video: minimalist iwagumi by George Farmer
Mr Farmer always manages to create spaces that attract my gaze. You won’t feel deceived with this video - 100% recommended.
It’s not a bad aquarium to start with. The filtration might be a pain to clean out once in awhile but RCS don’t have a huge bio-load.
With plants, it’s great to go with any type of moss as long as the light can support it. You can also look into Anubis, Ferns, and Rotala’s that are low light plants. Check out Tropica for their list of plants that are recommend for Easy Care.
For gravel, definitely go with a darker substrate to bring out the redness color in the RCS. Lighter gravel tends to keep RCS into hiding as well as doesn’t bring their true colors out.
Remember that all Red Cherry Shrimp aren’t the same in Color Grades, so if you want vibrant ones - you might have to do some searching. (my pet store down the street actually sells high quality reds, but i’ve also seen very low quality) Here is a grading chart on Red Cherry Shrimp.
Besides that, they are really easy guys to take care of and very interesting to watch. You tank can possibly support up to 6 of them if filtration is good enough and you do water changes periodically (ie: every week 10%).