hi all im new to this site. i have been keeping tropical fish for a few years now and have just move some of them to a larger tank. iv had my eye on having a betta for awhile. my tank is about 8 gallons and i was planing to have some neons and a fab male betta. what i would like to know is, what is the rule of thumb for min and max filtration needs, the water parameters temp,hardness,ph etc. and i keep hearing about this indian armond leaf that they like so much what is this for? is there anything else i need to be particularlly aware of or are they simillar to keep to other fish? thanks for your help any tips and/or cautions would be welcomed. ps is there and aquarium journal on this site?