Im just about setting up my first planted tank. Im only a Sophomore and completely broke. I live in Skokie and go to a Suburban High School. I teach kids how to swim at my school but it hasnt started and Im completely broke...All i have done right now is. Built my stand, bought a heater and filter..Oh and of course a 29 gallon tank. I would appreciate it if you guys give me some suggestions on where to get cheap things! I live literally 2 miles away from Old Orchard Aquarium and the owner knows me pretty well. But dang. Their stuff is way too expensive. Their fish prices are decent but their equipment is way to expensive. A bag of Eco-Complete is 40 dollars. Their T5HO bulbs are 25 dollars and are only Coralifes. So i need somewhere close to me or people who are willing to sell things cheap to me! Thanks!