I want to start using my 5 gallon tank again. ONLY my 5 gallon.
I want to get a dwarf puffer, and maybe eventually, 5 ghost shrimp or so... if the puffer finds them and likes to eat them, so be it. I plan on having lots of fake plants and hiding places in the tank.
Currently, my 5 gallon tank (which used to house my betta, Zidane), is in my bathtub, in a vinegar and water solution with all my fake plants inside. I plan to rinse it exceptionally well when it's done and leave it to dry.
I want to do a quick fishless cycling... I've heard good things about Seachem Stability, and I'm assuming I'll need a good dechlorinator to... like Prime? Should I use the Stability only for the cycling process, then just use the Prime for water changes? I have well water with high iron content, but we use a softener... when the softener wasn't working before we got the new one, the water was orange. Will this water with the softener be fine, as long as it's dechlorinated? (Sometimes there is a metallic smell.)
Any tips are welcome. I've had a 30 gallon, 5, and 10 gallon all set up at the same time in the past... in fact, I used to be a very active member here, I'm glad to be back. :)