Currently I'm undergoing a disaster. ): I didn't cycle and my 2 fish seem to be dying.
So I'm going to let my tank cycle before adding anymore fish. I heard adding plants speeds the cycle up, but what plants should I get and how many? And how can I keep them healthy at an affordable price?
Light - the light came with the aquarium and has:
on some kind of white knob looking thing
CO2 - no CO2 added
Fertilizer - none
Gravel - black Petco sand
Plants - 1 Anarchis and 1 other plant (not sure what species)
And once my tank is cycled, what fish can I put in a 15g and how many each? I was thinking 1 betta, a group of schooling fish, maybe snails (that won't eat plants), maybe shrimp, and I would like some bottom feeders. Suggestions please? (:
Also I heard using plant food tabs can poison fish and liquid tabs will promote algae growth. So which should I use? ): I was planning on purchasing a Seachem Flourish Liquid Plant Pack that comes with Flourish, Iron, and Excel. Is that enough?
And once adding all these plants, then fish, how should I go about water changes? If I plant my tank heavily would I even have to do water changes? Thanks!