It sounds like you've done a great job of selecting hardware for your planted tank. Your lighting and CO2
supplementation should allow you to grow just about anything you're interested in keeping.
Two great resources for dwarf aquarium shrimp are Petshrimp.com
. Arizona Aquatic Gardens
also has good information and is an excellent shrimp retailer if you're not going to be purchasing the shrimp locally or from another hobbyist. Dwarf shrimp are almost all good algae eaters but the Amano shrimp (Caridina japonica
) is easily the best cleaner shrimp I've kept. They get larger than most of the other types and will not reproduce successfully in fresh water.
As far as snails go I have had great luck with nerite snails and Malaysian trumpet snails (MTS) in my planted tanks. Some types of ramshorn snails are also good. You want to avoid apple/mystery snails and any type of pond snails as they can potentially damage or destroy your plants. And again Arizona Aquatic Gardens
is a great online source for information and retail sales of snails for planted tanks.
Hope this helps