I'm new to the site and betta keeping in general. I have been doing some research on proper habitats for my new crowntail betta and decided my current setup needs to be upgraded. My new tank will be kind of a center piece, so I wanted something aesthetically pleasing, yet functionable. I originally started looking at some of the all-in-one packages on Amazon like the fluval chi, aqueon evolve, biorbe 15L flow, ecoxotic ecoPico and fluval spec. They are all pretty nice but I felt I could piece together a bigger, higher quality habitat for around the same price. I decided to base my new habitat off of the Mr. Aqua 7.5 gallon cube. I have my mind set on that particular aquarium, but now I am having trouble deciding on a filter, heater and lighting system for it.
For now, I will probably just house my betta alone in the tank, but I have been toying with the idea of adding in a few housemates like some shrimp or other compatible critter. Since I will have a few extra housemates, I want to get a filter that will be gentle enough for my betta but also be able to support the extra animals. Also I would like it to be somewhat quite since it will most likely be in my room
For heater, I've been looking at the Aqueon 06105 Pro Heater. I'm just going off of reviews and a few searches online, but is this a good choice? If not, is there any other choice that will function great, yet still look nice?
Lastly, I want to get a cool looking LED light that has both a daylight/moonlight feature. I plan on doing some live plants, so I would need it to be able to support a few plants.
I have a $100 g/c towards amazon, so I would like to buy my equipment from there. Things like substrate and decorations I can buy locally. Any and all suggestions/help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!