I did wait for it to cycle - I seeded it with an old filter from a smaller aquarium and it cycled very quickly ( I have an API master kit). It's sort of planted right now- trying to get some answers on CO2
and ferts( I've posted on the planted forum asking for advice). I currently have a small school of harlequins and neon tetras, as well as a lone platy and a couple of mollies. I'm really excited about getting cories, so I think some false juliis will be the next additions.