**Updated with Pictures!**
As of yesterday I bought a 75 gallon aquarium. Right now it's sitting in my room full of water and nothing else.
I want a planted tank (obviously XD) but I also want fish. I know I'm going to have to get rid of my guppies as they eat everything and anything are worse than piranha. Bunch of moochers. Anyway, I was looking at Cardinal Tetras and I was really excited up until the point where I read that they eat shrimp.
The thing is, I really enjoy invertebrates. Cherry Shrimp are almost a must, as I love love love little shrimp. Cherry Shrimp and Cardinal Tetras would be an almost perfect match as the colors work together. I intend on making a very heavily planted tank. Dwarf hair grass, and many many others.
I also want to raise Plecos and cory catfish. Oh, I just googled Cory cats. Stupid nature, why does everything want to eat each other.
Ok, so I'm down to Plecos at the momment. I read that Otos won't eat shrimp. But I'm not exactly sure if they wouldn't eat all my plants alive like some bad 30's horror movie.
So the overall question: What fish can I have in a Co2 injection planted tank that wouldn't eat my shrimp, plants, hand, or soul?
Also, a bonus question - Any tips for starting? I'm going to burn my wallet on:
Substrate - Flourte
Lightning - 3w/Gal = 225
Co2 - Injection
Fertilizer - I'll care after a month of set-up
I am new, I am ignorant, and I'm really jumping in fast by starting this dream on a 75 gallon tank. Don't take me wrong though, every plant I buy/plan to buy I will read it's life story to ensure a happy peaceful community and green paradise. If you have, as mentioned, any tips or DO NOT DOs and horror stories, I would love to learn from your mistakes also! (I hope that didn't sound mean, as how else am I suppose to learn.)
Thank you in advance for any advice you can give.
Update: Pictures! Yeah I know it's not a lot, and I personally HATE fake plants as well as fake anything to be honest. I only put the ship, plants, fake cave, and other stuff in the tank to keep the fish active. Let them have something to do, I did this mainly when I introduced them into the tank with no substrate. They were miserable, and with those they were able to hide and adjust.
Freshly planted Dwarf Hair Grass, I'm really hoping the guppies don't eat it alive. But so far, it's holding it's ground. I've had the bubbles going since it was just a tank filled with water, it used to be my source of water circulation. Now I'm just leaving it in there, as well as the filter, until my canister gets in. It's in Kansas right now. So close >.<'
The stand is still under construction, so it's just a basic stand at the moment.
This is my six year old plant. It used to be MUCH larger, but because I didn't have a job at the time it's tank conditions were miserable and it's just been struggling to survive. Now I'm really excited for this to take off. Anyone know what species it is? I've got an idea off of googling, I'm just not 100% sure. XD