You guys. It's happening... I'm wanting to spoil my betta senseless more than myself and I can't...help it. Must. Buy. Everything.
Anyway, right now Twpsyn lives at my office in a 2.5gal non-filtered, +heated tank with minimal decor so he can have "room" to swim. Yet, today I felt like 2.5 just isn't enough world to explore! Shoot, I'd get bored after a day... So my sister is graciously donating her 5gal to me and he'll be moving home. I was getting a bit uncomfortable knowing he's always there over the weekends with no one but himself and having to survive on what he was fed on Friday.
Onto the..point of this post. I'm not really familiar with "where-to-buy" places. Sure there's Petco and Petsmart. Maybe the local "family owned" fish shop, but it's always basically the same stuff decor wise.
Where does everyone go to buy their plants/sand/gravel/hideouts/etc? Online is fine, but if there are secret places out there I want to know about them!
I can't do live plants (well, maybe I can. I haven't tried, but if ever you needed someone to kill a plant while you go on vacation, I'm the one you go to) so I'll have to probably settle with the cutesy fake ones.
I do want to get a filter, definitely. What do y'all recommend for a 5gal? One that would hang over the edge, suction cup on, sit at the bottom, sponge filter? I really have no idea where to begin. The 2.5 fairs pretty well without one, but I wouldn't want to leave the 5gal without it.
Anywho, if you read all that you're my hero. Here it is 8:22 in the evening and good lord I'm still babbling away.