i often suggest to set up a shrimp only tank then as they breed move them over so you dont ever have to rebuy them.
Good idea, the reason I ask is I'm gonna be buying a 155ltr fluval osaka tank very soon, originally my plan was to have fish and shrimp, but after joining this forum I got the 'bug' for shrimp more!
So I wanted to do both but read that (like you mentioned) if you want to breed shrimp (which I do) they have to be in their own tank which got me thinking about getting a 35ltr arcadia tank, this however would interupt my saving for the osaka.
So my new plan, get the osaka, have shrimp in it (was thinking about a few otto's too, ottos ok with shrimp/baby shrimp?) and after I have spent all I need to spend on the osaka setup then get the smaller tank and transfer the shrimp over leaving the osaka as a fish only aquarium.
This all sounds crazy to you maybe but the osaka is a one off limited deal price and I need to get that first before the offer ends you see
I got some nice Oliver Knott substrate ready, that stuff is expensive!
I do love the CRS though and I want them to have the very best home to move into