New here and looking for advice
I am looking at starting a 20-30 gallon long or a 40 breeder as a planted/shrimp tank. I just started with aquariums a few months ago but have been trying to research as much as I can about them. Currently I have 2 tanks running, a 14 gallon(community with 2dwarf gouramis, a German blue ram, 5 emerald green corys, 6 zebras, 2 mystery snails, and 7-8 ghost shrimp) I know it's over stocked but has been that way for over 2 months now with no issues. In that tank I have 6 bronze crypts, some water sprite, and frogs bit. My daughter's tank is a 10 gallon guppy/endler, with corys, tylo snails, rcs, crs, assassin snail, mystery snails, and ghost shrimp. She has dwarf hair grass that is spreading, anubias( unsure which types) and frogs bit. She has a brighter tank 2 25watt 6500k compact fluorescents. For the new tank I want it to be heavily planted with shrimp but not sure where to start really. I have been looking into a double sponge filter on a Powerhead, fluorite, and was wondering if LEDs would work instead of a tube lights. Other than that I am unsure what to do. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.