I cycle with eco complete and use double foam filters and swap one of the new foams for an established foam from another tank. I plant the tank with some large swords from big tank and bring some fish from other tanks over to hang out for a few days. When the shrimp get here I kick the fish out, put the swords back, top the eco complete with stratum or similar, re-scape with the plants I want, drip the shrimp and then net them and introduce them to their new home. I do 10% wc eod for a week just to be sure then 20% wc every week.
(This is just the way I do it and I am sure some will say some steps are necessary and not done and some are done and not necessary but I have happy shrimp and many are "hard to keep" shrimp)
Side note: I use RO water only on my shrimp tank.