I have settled on a 40 breeder as my first planted tank. According to the manager at my local Petco, they will be running the $1 a gallon sale again very soon, and they currently have a dozen or so 40Bs in stock.
One of my other hobbies is woodworking so one of the cheap "stand in a box" kits just won't do. The aquarium will be going in my office so my plan is to build a stand to mimic the "look" of my office furniture.
Here is a Sketchup of the stand...
Petco 40B Tank
Satellite LED+ 36"
Jager 300W Heater (This ended up being a mistake. The 300w is WAY too big 40 my 40 breeder)
DIY CO₂ (2x 2-liter, Fluval bubble counter & ceramic diffuser)
Garage sale 10gal kit for QT
Black Diamond blasting sand cap
Driftwood I have harvested from my local creek
Pagoda Stone from my LFS
4x Peppered Cory
11 White Cloud Mountain Minnow