First off, I'd like to introduce myself, as this is my first post here, so, hello everybody, I'm Kyle, I'm 17 (as my profile should make obvious), and I've very recently discovered aquascaping and absolutely fell in love with the idea, and began to read a bunch about it. All my life I've been amazed by fish-tanks, but I never knew about the possibilities in aquascaping and planted tanks. So that led me here, through searching the internet. Second, I apologize in advance if this is in the wrong section or against the rules to post this sort of thread here. Please, feel free to move/delete the thread if I'm bothering anybody. Alright, now let's get to the point. As stated before, I'm 17, so I'm tight on money. My current job can only fit me in on the work schedule one day a week, so I make a measly $50-60 a week, plus $30 for mowing lawns once a week, plus $30 per car that I clean for my mother (she's a car saleswoman, and owns her own dealership; Car detailing jobs are expensive), which isn't very often anyway, minus expenses on my girlfriend (whom I literally spend every waking moment with) and gas. This leaves me with very little money, as you can see. With my new-found interest in planted aquariums and such, I'd like to take my shot at learning the art of aquascaping. I understand that I must walk before I run. I own a Fluval Edge aquarium, which I've read is a terrible aquarium to have for such an art due to the small opening, oxygen deprivation through poor ventilation (because of the same small opening), and poor lighting, and the substrate I put in is some weird white fine sand crap, so I'm looking for a new, preferably a little bit larger, tank. Unfortunately, with the tank, I need everything else. What I need is; The tank itself Filter Heater Plants (I'd appreciate suggestions. Mainly thinking about Java Moss and Java Ferns though) Lights (although this would probably come with the tank, unless it's suggestible to switch them out for something different) Other things (things to supply nutrients, oxygen, CO2, substrate, fertilizer, etc!) For as cheap as possible. Now, I'm not asking for you guys to find me these things, I'm just asking for a few pointers on where to look, and where not to look (so I don't purchase from any infamous or fraud sites). I'd like to order online, I don't really trust the shitty pet-stores around here. Other tips like what equipment NOT to put together, or other things like that, are appreciated. I can't stress enough how much I don't want anybody to feel like I'm just coming here and basically saying, "Hi I want a cool fish tank find me stuff to buy".. Thanks in advance guys! P.S., I apologize for my thoughts sort of being all over, I'm not very good at composing these kinds of threads.