Last night I added a nice sponge pre-filter to the canister. I am including a pic of the tank as it sits. I am a little disappointed because there is some silt on the bottom that kind of uglies it up a little bit.
I used the canister filter that was on the tank and well cycled. I cleaned the filter and replaced some floss so I added Tetra Safe Start. The tank has 2 calvus and a couple of snails so far.