After trying my best to raise shrimps in my 30 incher, and failing miserably, I jumped the gun and bought myself a 10 gallon tank. This tank would be housing no fish and just the shrimps, mostly RCS/yellow.
Had some ada Amazonia from the other tank so used that. The lights will be some ebay junk (48 LED bla bla yada yada). The filter is Dophin H500 HOB (tried the legacy sponge filter. While it was good it was capturing too much of real estate so chucked it out)
I stay in a rented apartment, top floor, and it gets hot even in October. I opened the lid of the HOB filter and placed a cooling fan over it. The main tank now remains covered with the glass lid, free of dust and yet stays cool.
No lights yet since my light fixture is in transit.
The tank currently has housed a driftwood from my other tank and some java fern/Moss on it. In the substrate, I've scattered few stems of marselia hirsuta and I hope the plants will do fine once I have the lights. Also there is ornamental wood log/cave (fluval) which has some Moss on it.
Right now the tank is cycling. Water parameters are good, as tested using API Master test kit. pH is around 6.6. Have two mollies currently enjoying the emptiness in the tank.
Here are few pics: