Tip - before O re do a scape I always make sure I have lots of plants available. First after the hardscape I do my scaped planting followed by filling it up with any plant that grows like a weed. In a new tank I do not fertilize until the second week when using aqua soil - why? Because I like the plants to get rooted first so the can absorb whatever they need.
Not sure if anyone else does it this way but that is the beauty of this hobby...many ways to get the "result" aslong as you are having fun