I was planning on adding substrate first, then plants, then fish..but the lack of plant food is a concern. I already have ferts for my little tank (flourish, excel, root tabs, proplant..). Hah, can I throw in my dirty poop water from wc into there?!
Already have the API test kit, thought about grabbing safestart too and throwing it in there...I have extra sponge material too. Super impatient about fully cycling, but I'm going away for a week so that helps.
Never thought about using the pvc pipes for the filter ah! Not sure how to do it but I'll look into it. Not a fan of the green tubes.