I found a 10g with stand for $20 and bought a 5gal as a quarantine tank
going to get a 100w hagen elite adjustable heater for $15 ( Apparent they're reliable enough for a 10g.)
It's still empty, but I'm thinking of setting up the 10gallon as a NPT with a betta, 4 cory cats and 20 cherry shrimps.
Plants I have in mind are java moss, rotala, water wisteria, azolla and another stem plant.
I have enough Java moss to tie on a decent sized rock.
I'm still trying to figure out where to get some MTS in Sydney...
Are there any Australian here who can recommend a good brand of soil? i'm going to top with silica sand if I can find the snails. If not I'll be going for gravel and find corycat alternatives