I can second the ebay recommendation:
nowadays you can pick up a tray kit and a tank in there for less than 100 bucks, including shipping.

I'm using a Patterson universal plastic tank for my 35mm, with ilford's dd-x soup and Acros + HP5 + Tri-X at the moment, going to try Xtol next. Been on Microphen and D76, quite good but not as good as dd-x for my taste anyway.

As for printing soups and recipes, can't help: do most of mine with a scanner and a printer, no space for an enlarger or darkroom.