Well I've finally decided to take the plunge into breeding Betta splendens with my blue/green marble HM male from Interbettas in Thailand.
Unfortunately, the female I was intending to pair him with has developed some red wash on her ventral and anal fins, which I really didn't want. So now I'm possibly pairing him with a teal HM Plakat female from QLD (I don't own her/have any pictures of her yet).
I intend on purchasing a couple 50-70 litre black tubs from Bunnings as grow-outs, and I already have a BBS hatchery and about a million dried eggs as well as a colony of live, home-grown blackworms for conditioning.
I'm planning on feeding the fry infusoria as well as whatever micro-organisms I pull out of my Indian Almond Leaf tank (I use that water to feed my wild betta fry as it is teeming with all sorts of weird things) when they are younger. However, I will be switching them over to live BBS, live blackworms, and ground up frozen bloodworms/daphnia when they get bigger.
At the moment I'm going to be working on getting my pair conditioned, and cycling a couple of sponge filters in my goldfish tank for the spawning tank and grow-out.