Dry start method Iwagami to Crystal red shrimp tank

Jmas4

I love the looks of iwagami style tanks and love CRS as well. But from my understanding of both of them is that they are incompatible due to the CO2 and heavy plant fertilizers needed. A dry start method allows me to tackle one problem at a time. Now the main question is:
Can I do a dry start method with the end result of not needing any CO2 for the shrimp? (I can dose excel and GLA ferts but I prefer not to for the sake of the shrimp)
If I can, what carpet plants can survive in a no CO2 enviroment. (I don't need them to grow just survive)?
Some side questions include: For those with Iwagami, what substrate did you use? For the transition period, can excel be a substitute for CO2? Is liquid ferts required for the transition or end result?
Thank you for the help!
 

Coradee

Giving this a bump up for you hope you get some responses today
 

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