This is the second cycling attempt for this Marineland Eclipse 5 (5 gallon) w/Mini Heater, thermometer, carbon cartridge w/BIO Wheel, Swim-Thru décor, two live plants and a moss ball.
Done another Thread discussing the other cycling and what happened. This time, doing a new cycling with SafeStart and a male betta.
100% water change done this afternoon. Didn't realize how easy it would be to take the water out with the gravel vac! Thought I'd have to keep dipping one of those small water bottles in to empty it out. Then, filled it up and added Prime (about 15 eye dropper drops). Tomorrow afternoon will get the Betta, put in the bottle of SafeStart, get the Betta use to the water and put it in.
Sure wish we would have done this in the first place!!
A couple of questions:
Should I do a Strips test of the water tomorrow, before getting the Betta, to make sure the pH level is good and chlorine is gone?
When should I add the Betta Log......of course, rinse it off first.