I really like your tank. I have the same one. I have Cherrys and Chili Rasboras in it as well. Mine is doing pretty well. You will have to modify the filter intake in order to keeep shrimp though. I'm sure you have thought about that.
I would recomend getting rid of the stock filter "Cardriges" and replacing it with some foam blocks. On miy tank I actually driledl some holes in the bottom of the media champer and blocked of the slot on the side of the chamber. That way water is forced down through the filter media instead of bypassing and going out the side.
Your dry start is looking great!
Last edited by HunterX; 10-26-2012 at 04:44 PM.