12-01-2011, 11:49 AM
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I would plant the tank right away and dose with flourish - then add the tabs as soon as I got them.
As to your next question, with all those plants, cycling is much less significant (perhaps not required at all) and you would likely be fine with the new sponge filter. If you want to be ultra conservative, move the filter with the pre-seeded bio-max...then move the fish.
Have you made sure your lights will support plants (I ask only because most stock tank hood/lights do not! e.g. my new 60g came with two 18", T8, 15w lights that would not support plants very well).
Also, substrate? Sand or fine gravel? 2"-3" depth?