Unfortunately my first post to this site was about my son's new and sick betta who ended up passing that same night. He handled it quite well and was asking about getting another one the very next day. Of course now his little brother wants one too.
So now we're cycling some tanks (the bettas are coming this week and will live temporarily in some 2 gal keepers).
Finished 'decorating' this one today. Hopefully there's enough hiding spots to keep some cherry shrimp with the betta.
The plants are all low or medium light plants planted in black flourite and there's a 15 watt 6500k fluorescent (not the stock light) over the tank (a petco 6.6 gal bookshelf).
These are the plants:
back center - Bacopa myriophylloides
back right and left corners - Anarchis
mixed in with the stones - micro sword
front right and left - marimo balls