So, with the help of betta masters here, I have set up a planted tank! I added CaribSea's Eco Complete substrate, two java ferns, and one anubias plant (the giant kind, I was told). I tied one of the ferns onto a piece of driftwood with some thread and one with a rubber band (that one was giving me a hard time when I tried thread).
I also put in two Coralife bulbs, which are 10W each.
I made a makeshift sponge filter, which I doubt is working correctly
. I ordered a legit one online, so I am set in the filter department. So yeah, that is where I am at! I have some pictures for you to see. I will not add Mr. Darcy my future betta until cycling is complete and not until I make a little coconut house for him.
Pardon the ghetto tank. I had to cover the feeding hole with a piece of cardboard and masking tape because the person who sold it to me lost the part.
Suggestions for low-light plants would be greatly appreciated! I would love to fill in some of the space in the foreground. I feel like I have enough large plants as of now.