I figured I'd kill 2 birds with one stone and update my tank buying status and ask a question.
At the reconmendation of you guys, I now have a 5 Gallon Marineland Eclipse, and am cycling it right now, and adding new things soon.
My problem is this; when I was at PetSmart today to get my heater, they had a beautiful purple female Betta. Knowing PetSmart, she probably won't surive a few weeks in that tiny cup. I'm still cycling my tank, but really want to get her. I don't have enough money for a different full size tank, but my Dad says that if I can get a suitable tank setup I can get her. My local PetSmart has a few bowls that might work (Read bad things about them though) and some of those 1/2-1.5 Gallon betta tanks. I know I'm going to need a med. tank, so I figure this might be the time. This tank probably would last anbout up to 4 weeks. The other option is that I stop the cycle altogether and keep her in the 5 Gallon. What should I do/HELP!