I know they are pretty much too small and poorly shaped to properly house a betta, but I'm thinking it would be a cool way to have a mini planted tank with a few cherry red shrimp. Is this feasible? I'm not sure I would be able to embark on this project for a while yet (I'm afraid the nails/screws I would need to support it might damage my apartment wall too much), but I'd like to get some ideas for set up and types of plants that would work well for future reference.
A quick Google search turned up an average range around 65-80/85F. We keep the apartment warm (it never gets below around 68, I'm very cold natured ), so am I right to think the little cherry shrimp should be ok?
Our apartment windows are pretty drafty, and I'm not sure about the place we might be moving to over the summer. I wouldn't want any sudden temperature drops to harm the shrimp or the plants. What about a lamp with a daylight spectrum light bulb nearby?