I am starting a small tank for a Betta. I'm hoping to start a fishless cycling process soon. The tank is a 3 gallon Eclipse, with built in florescent tube. Not sure on the tube type. I don't have the tank or tank info with me, it's in storage right now.
Room light is diffused natural light, north facing window with white shades permanently drawn and a north facing sunroof (angled so any light coming in refracts off of a wall then into the room). Even during the height of summer the sun doesn't get high enough in the sky to provide direct sunlight.
Water temperature will be set at around 78F, perhaps higher to speed up the cycling process.
Can anyone suggest some plants to me that will be hardy enough to survive (and hopefully assist) the cycling process? I would prefer if I could keep the plant in the tank after the cycling process to give my betta to hide in, but I'm willing to remove it if need be after the cycling process. So optimally something that won't overcrowd a small tank.
I was looking at crypts, but it seems as though they might not survive the cycling process.
Oh if it helps I am planning on doing a pure ammonia cycle, the prawn cycle seems a bit messy and smelly.