I have finally earned enough cash to setup my tank!
I ordered a 5 gallon minibow from Amazon and it was horribly scratched up. It's not that big of a deal though, so I'm just going to accept it like it is.
After rinsing the gravel extensively and applying driftwood, I set up mesh along the bottom, which I will tie java moss to and make a carpet. My tank will start out with Pennywort, Anubias Coffeefolia, and java moss. There will be CO2 (DIY all the way!) And 10-15 watts of CFL lighting, something between 6000K and 7500K. I might add on more plants later, but first I'm going to cycle it.
My testing kit arrives tomorrow, and the plants could arrive anytime from tomorrow to Friday. I don't actually HAVE a Betta yet, but I'm probably going to have to order one because there are no healthy Bettas at the pet stores around here. At all
. But I can afford it, so It's okay
So, to conclude, I am in the planning/waiting process!
P.S. Try to bear with me regarding the horrible photo quality