Well I'd like to put my old one gallon tank to use. I've never had a planted tank before but would like to try one with some shrimp and maybe a snail. Do i need a special kind of substrate or will sand be fine? How many shrimp can I have in there and what are some good small begginer plants? What kind of cycleing would it need? It currently has no heater and an undergravel filter. I'm willing to get a little filter if nessecary, any ideas? And will it need a heater? The tank lid says this on top 1-120v7w60hz not sure if it pertains to the size and or light but thought I'd include it incase it could be relevant.