I got the lava rock. I need to scrub it, boil it, soak it, etc. before I can start hardscaping, but at least I found some that I like. I took my last 2 finals today so I have a little more time for this tank, hoping to have it "started" by next week. Started meaning scaped, dirted, capped, and filled. And semi planted.
Looks like I need to keep my eyes peeled for a single stage victor, a solenoid, a bubble counter, a needle valve, and some other stuff I can't remember. This should be fun, I love piecing things together like this!