Shrimp stratum has no nutrients in it for your plants roots which will make it harder to get that carpet you want. Some root tabs could help. Also the satellite plus is low light on most standard size tanks, on a tank as shallow as yours I think it's considered medium. I picked one up for a moss only tank last month, still testing it out. I recall a post where someone on here could not grow DHG for their life with the satellite even with co2 and EI. Not sure how well it's going to do for plants like HC that like a lot of co2 and light. Sorry to sound so negative it's not my intention.
What type of shrimp you going for?
Last edited by Fiftymeatballs; 11-16-2013 at 04:14 PM.