foreground plant for 5.5g
I'm getting tired of trimming my riccia foreground all the time, so I was thinking of pulling it all out and starting over with a new plant. Problem is, there's only about an inch or less of substrate (half gravel, half flourite leftover from 10g) because most of the tank is riccia attached to rocks.
Anyway, I'm thinking of adding ADA Aqua Soil (I think the 3 liter bag is a good amount). However I have about 20 or so red cherry shrimp swimming around in the tank. Do you think if I add the AS slowly, the shrimp wouldn't be disturbed much? I would think trying to catch them all and relocating them for a few hours would cause them a great deal of stress, rather than slowly pouring or scooping in the AS into the tank.
Then I just have to figure out a good foreground plant for the tank. It's under an 18W 6400K pc light. I can look for a second light if I really need to, but this was sufficient for the riccia and a couple stems of Rotala rotundifolia. Would HC work for this tank? Or would a better choice be dwarf hairgrass? Any other foreground plants you guys recommend?