Found driftwood yesterday, ordered a filter and bought my substrate. Collecting rocks and stones this week and soaking driftwood. Also decided on a stain for the stand. Found an awesome LFS, AquariumOutfitters.com.
Eheim Classic 250 (ordered)
Mopani Driftwood (soaking)
Eco-Complete (in waiting)
powder blue dwarf gourami
Still trying to figure out the lighting. I plan to DIY a covered hood to match the stand eventually so I would really like to go cheap on what I have right now. Thoughts on that anyone?
Hoping to get some plants in by next weekend.