Yesterday I picked up my package of planters from Hydrophyte (you da bomb!!) and a new temporary bulb to use on the plants until I can get money to get a better one.
For the light, I just picked up a floramax bulb for my T8 fixture, but I decided to go with the dual T5 fixture from Catalina as per your suggestion, its only $150 so its doable.
Anyways, Im waiting for some additional rafts to fill the foreground but for now, I moved the oscar in and everything is ready to start growing. For now, I only had time for a FTS but ill get some close ups of the plants and a complete list this weekend after I go on my little shopping spree with moms.
I have a corner caddy that I plan on using on the left side of the tank but will probably leave the middle of the tank open so that there is some light that gets through.