I am going to set up a 10 gallon low tech planted tank. I want to get snails, shrimp, ottos, corys, and maybe a few other fish. I am going to cycle it for at least 2 weeks.
Is it safe after the two weeks to put the snails ottos and shrimp in at once or will there not be enough algea for them to eat. Also should I put all the plants in first for a couple weeks then the critters, or the critters then the plants?
Also, how many shrimp and snails for a 10 gallon? Should I start with a couple and then slowly up the amount or all at once?
This is my first try at this so any additional info will help!