Mine came with everything but the bio media(Ehfisubstrat??) and the mechanical media(Ehfimech??), so yeah it had a soft white pad at the top in the mech tray and a more rough blue sponge further down on top of the bio. I believe it even came with a single carbon insert, which I never use. I don't mind the tannins my driftwood gives so much.
ok, thanks, i went ahead and bought a litre of mechanical fiber, 5 litres of lava rock, 5 litres of ceramic rings, and 5 litres of that Ehfisubstrat, and a media bag for holding carbon. i cant wait till it comes, this thing is a beast, 24" tall, 12" wide