Ok great! I'll ask around and see what kinds of plants I can find once I'm home for the summer.
Also, if I'm understanding this cycling thing correctly, I should NOT be putting Gertrude in her new tank once I set it up this week, right? From what I gather, I'll need to buy the plastic tub and some starter plants and just let it all sit for about a month and a half without her in it? Should I add the filter while I let it cycle?
And I'm guessing I'll need to buy a water test kit? I have a strip test kit for my betta now, but it looks like I'll need to get the fancier version.