Originally Posted by pdxBetta
Well, you've got 13 weeks. If you can get them to spawn very soon, you can grow the fry out enough that someone else could feed them for you while you are away. If you don't have someone to do that for you, then you should wait.
Gathering supplies could be done in a day, assuming you have the money for them. Sponge filters can be difficult to find locally, but you should be able to come up with everything else.
I was looking for my own tank solutions here in Hawaii. Downtown, on Keeamoku St. there's a Walmart that has what appeared to me to be Sponge filters, and other filters @ $12.00 for pump & filter up to 15 gal.