Hi Landonnap! I am new here too but read this site often via tapatalk. Thought I would sign up to help out when I can and get help when I need it too I would recommend you have a intake cover to ensure baby or even adult shrimp dont get sucked into it unless you are using a sponge filter. You might want to check gh and kh if possible and pickup a tds pen on amazon for cheap. Also be sure to drip acclimate them when you get them for at least an hour. They can go into osmotic shock otherwise. You can search youtube for drip acclimating shrimp and it will show you all need to know about it. I hope the best for you!