Finally got the tank...
Since i decided on a 60 gallon, I built a stand - for a 60 gallon.
By the time I finished building the thing, everyone was sold out of the tank, and it was goingb to be weeks before they got them back. I actually found a near New one on Craigslist, with t5ho light and glass top, for less than the tank itself. It seems like new, and the guy said it was only 2 months old. Leak test pending... Haha.
I set up a dry start, just to get the foreground plants started. I'm getting jungle vsl, anubias and Java ferns tomorrow, then I'll fill it up.
I'm going to get a led light soon, but this will work for the time being.
The tank is a walstad tank, with soil under sand. Canister filter will be arriving tomorrow, so says Amazon.
I was initially going to use a single piece of wood, but it was way too big. The Cypress knee will work as a separation - I'm hoping the betta will stay in the right side, where I'll plant the jungle vals. The knee should reduce the current to that side as well.
I'm going to float some plants, but I wanted to have some floating wood as well. Any hints as to securing a floater? I was thinking of a suction cup stuck to the end of a small log.