I plan to create a dense carpet of hair grass and dwarf baby tears in different areas. I also want to add a fern of some sort and maybe some moss.
I would like to plant these as soon as possible but I am waiting for the tank to get established. I know I will need more light and co2 for it to grow in like I want.
I am very new to aquariums and cycling. Just taking it slow until I understand more.
Plants can go in right away, no need to wait for cycling the tank. They'll even help buffer your tank chemistry from the inevitable spikes in nitrites/trates. Much easier to get your plants in and started, and do all your fiddling around getting the layout right, before adding your fish.