I just started my dry start HC carpet in my tank. I have Aquasoil as my substrate and a Coralife 2x31w T5HO fixture. I have not yet bought any equipment for when I flood the tank. I am going to get the GLA Primo CO2 system with the in-line diffuser, and an Eheim 2213 filter.
My question is, what would be the ideal filter media to use when I first fill the tank? Note I will not be adding any livestock for about a month or so after filling it up.
I read in PLantbrain's DSM post that the tank will be completely cycled by the time I fill it up, but since I will be using a brand new filter I'm not sure this will be the case with me.
I'll post some pics of my tank after work. Thanks in advance