I've had aquariums on and off for many years, but didn't know much about cycling all that time. By some miracle most of my poor fish survived.
Other than a betta in a small aquarium (and a small pond with fish), I haven't had an aquarium in five years. I miss it, so I'm planning to get a small aquarium in the next few weeks. I found a 14 gallon glass aquarium kit at Wal-Mart that I think I will buy.
Now, this time around I want to try to cycle properly. I have read and read the tips on cycling, and my blonde brain is spinning. LOL I am leaning towards getting 3 zebra danios to start cycling with. I gather they can be added 24 hours after setting up the aquarium?
I am wondering, would adding the filter from my betta tank into the new tank speed up the cycling process?
And in addition to adding a water conditioner, should I add "stress zyme" ?
How often should I test the water the first few weeks?
I'm sure I will have other questions when the time comes, but this will help me in deciding what I need to purchase right away. Thank you!