Hello, I recently purchased an aquarium kit from Walmart. It is a 6.5 gallon semi hex aquarium. I plan to keep a male betta in it. I have read up on the nitrogen cycle, and I am prepared to fishless cycle my tank. However, I have a couple of questions.
1. How do I prepare my tank?
Before I put gravel in my tank, do I wash it under the tap, or should I use dechlorinated water? Does the same go for decorations? Do I wash my tank under the tap or in dechlorinated water before use?
2. What heater should I get?
The kit didn't come with a heater, so what heater do you reccomend I get?
3. Water changes: how often and how much?
How frequently should I do water changes? How much water should I replace? (After my tank has cycled of course).
Sorry for all the questions, I just want my fish to be happy! Thanks in advance!