Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: British Columbia, Canada
That should work fairly quickly, but give it a couple of weeks before adding the shrimp, testing for ammonia/nitrites frequently to be sure your params are ok. (adding ammonia, if need be, during that period to maintain sustenance for the bacteria).
Do you really need as much as 20 lbs. of eco-complete in your 10 gal ? Seems a bit much.