I did it! I got my tank today! I searched around and Pet Supermarket was the best deal. I picked up a 10 gallon Marineland tank with light, and a Tetra Whisper PF10 filter for $40. I bought a Marineland 50w heater too. Prime decholorinator stuff. A little plant. Some rocks (which I washed and filtered). Bio-gold food. Everything's up and running and it's good! It's so relaxing to watch, I can fall asleep to it. And the filter is so quiet!
The lady at Pet Supermarket said to let the filter run 24 to 48 hours so the bacteria can settle. Then come back with a cup of the water and they'll test it to see if it's fish-ready. Buy a little tetra or something and see if he lives. Then come back for the betta. What do you guys think?
I'm so excited! Here's some pictures.
I'm hoping I can hold 1 betta and about 10 little tetras or something like that. Should be fine. I've read that you can keep little fish along with bettas. The lady at the store also told me this.