Thanks! I went to Petco today and liked their brand of sand. It's coarse and looks really good... gosh, I've really missed having a tank! I picked up a 14 galon and I really like the size.
The sand was a PAIN to rinse and the water is still cloudy so I have a filter, which I will not be using with my sorority, running in the tank to clear things up before my sponge filter gets here and I start cycling.
I also picked up some plants: 2 marimo balls, a sword and an anubia which are waiting in a well lit separate tank until the 14 is ready.
Can't wait for the whole thing to be up and running... but setting up is half the fun :D