I have been looking at poor Butch, in his awful Vase of Doom counting the hours til payday when I can get him a better set up (since finding this site and realizing that I'm a betta-terrorist!...reformed of course.)
I was perusing Craigslist for options and found a 20 gallon set up for $25!!
Not sure if it has a filter, but its got heater, hood/light, water treatment, gravel vacuum etc. It's ok, I squealed a little too :D
So not only, will he have a complete better set up sooner (I was going to have to make weekly purchases for the individual items) with it being a 20 gal, that makes my dreams of a future Sorority all the more attainable! Weee!
He might be in the Vase/dungeon another week until I can get the real plants established and the tank cycled.
Would you recommend splitting the tank right off the bat? so he has his 5 gallons and thinks its a wonderful upgrade, instead of having all 20 to himself then thinking "heyyyyyyyy...." when I section later for the girls?
**does happy dance**