Well, I finally got myself to go for and bought my tank. It's a 5-gallon Marineland nook. I really like the look of it and it's really light (when empty) to pick up, which is good for transport, and I've heard lots of good things about it. I also got 5 pounds of gravel, a net, a moss ball, some amazon sword, and a non-floating betta log. I'm going to go to otherchainpetstoreintown either tomorrow or Wednesday to get my water testing stuff, thermometer, and a gravel vac, as well as look for a clean bucket around my house/buy one. We have many buckets but most have touched soap, paint, or other DIY not fish-friendly things. I already have water conditioner, heater, and food, so I think that I will be good to go after that and will set it up. If everything works properly, I should have my fish soon!
I'm new. Feel free to advise, but please be nice.