I restrained myself from getting another betta at Petco today thankfully. (Which means I didn't look at the betta fishies at all which was really hard.)
I ended up getting the White Fluval Spec III which is 10 liters or 2.6 gallons. I already have a heater and thermometer from previous tanks that I will sanitize tomorrow for contamination
. I then got a fake 'corkscrew' plastic plant (I know I know, but I really like this plant and I have never had any problems with it. I will get rid of it as soon as my live plants take over) I also got a Fluval moss ball that traps phosphate and I like them more than the real moss balls honestly. (Less mess and they are fuzzy
My last purchase was this mushroom tree decoration thing that is made by Penn-Plax. I will soak it for a day or so to see if it smells like paint or anything because of the recent problems people have been having. If it's safe I will use a light sand paper to smooth out a few rough edges that I am concerned about. But overall it looks pretty neat.
I have an Argentine Sword plant that I have in quarantine and will add to the tank when everything is set up. Once it starts to grow I will buy another small plant to replace the plastic one in the back. I am also looking for some frogbit to put at the top but I haven't found any yet. So if any of you have some cheap ideas let me know! Thanks for taking the time to read this and I will post two pictures below of what the setup might look like: