Starting a 3g Picotope
I am going to start my first planted tank. It's a 3g Picotope. I have a Finnex Fugeray-R and an Aquaclear 30. It will be housing Cherry Shrimp. I would like it to be low-tech, and I have Eco-Complete. I have a few plants in mind, but my question is this: are there any methods/techniques used to start a planted tank? For example, do I need any water additives? Do I need to let the tank run for any period of time before adding plants(or is it an option to even do so)? Do I need to let the tank run for a while once the plants are in there before adding the shrimp?
Any advice would be appreciated!