I have been very remiss in updating about this tank! I did finally purchase a betta, nice double tail young male from my LFS
And this is the car packed with my husband myself, my kids, and a 10 gallon aquarium worth of stuff. Really, only the fish stuff is in the photos! This folks, is why you don't move aquariums very often....I really wasn't prepared for the amount of work it would be!
Delivery of the promised birthday present really went very smoothly. And what made it all worth it:
Perhaps inevitably, the betta was named "Olaf"