Well, I finally have my setup going. I went with the 12-gallon Eclipse and, after letting the biowheel run for 24-hours, I added my little lovely betta. He (I assume it is a male given the long fins) seems rather shy right now, hiding in the upper back corner above the heater for the most part right now, though I would assume that is normal for a new environment.
The guide that came with my tank suggests adding new fish over 4-6 weeks. Since I would like to add a few cory cats and a few ghost shrimp, what might the suggested intervals be?
Update: The little sweetie is now hiding behind a little stone arch and peeking out to see what is going on.