Want to do my first planted aquarium but its a 15 gallon (2'x1'x1')(long). If you guys have planted aquarium that are easy and sort of cheap(doesn't have to be but want it to be as its my first). So basically can i get some ideas. I have a canister of CO2 that i have. Any DIY soil i can make as i don't find aquarium soil where it live. Would soil with manure work or would it throw off my parameters after a while. Would like some carpet plants and some tall ones to hide the back of the aquarium and may be a side to. What would be a good stocking to add to this. May be 1 male betta and some RCS, or some other colourful fishes ( no livebearers, not even males).