"Before" and "after" pics of my Fluval Edge 12-gallon.
(this is my tank right after I set it up):
(this is my tank after replacing all the plants Petsmart sold me as aquatic that weren't with plants from a locally-owned LFS
, replacing the plastic lantern with more driftwood, and changing the stock out to make it betta-friendly):
Amazon swords (already planted one baby from a shoot and have two or three more ready to cut and plant), aponogetons, dwarf hair grass, java moss, marimo balls, one red-leaved bulb plant that I don't know the name of, something I think is wisteria, and some kind of tallish grass.
1 betta, 9 cardinal tetras, 1 cory, 1 dwarf pleco, tiger nerite snails, golden apple snails, cherry shrimp, and amano shrimp.
I have close-ups of my critters in my albums section if you want to see those.