Here's my tank made over into Walstad stylee.
Petco 3 gallon Pet Keeper
Tetra Heater (preset, keeps temp at 76 F)
Anubias, Java Fern, Aponegeton Bulbs
I've had the bulbs for about a week in a separate bowl of water, and none of them have gone soft, so I added them to the tank. Tomorrow I might be getting a lilly or ivy cutting from my mother-in-law. I really want something growing out of the tank, hence the low water level and no lid.
The substrate is about 4 pounds of black gravel with a handful of my wife's colorful mix on top of Miracle Gro Organic Potting Soil. I've read mixed things about the MGOP. Some people say it shouldn't work (but haven't tried it), and others say it does work (and they're using it).
My Betta has been swimming all over the tank for the last few hours. He's probably getting tired of me changing his environment, but at least now he seems happier.
I'm really anxious to see things growing. In a month I'll post a separate thread showing the progress.