Live plants need a light, correct? The tank came with a cover, but it doesn't have a light and the filter makes it so it doesn't sit down all the way. So I do want a new cover...
Anyway, sorry for disappearing. So far so good with these little guys! They are eating and swimming happily :)
Turns out the test kit I bought only tests for Ammonia (I for confused because I saw N3/N4 on the box and I thought that was Nitrate/Nitrite), so I will be going to PetSmart again on Monday on my way up to school to grab the Nitrate/Nitrite kits.
So far, the Ammonia has stayed a consistent 0.25, which I believe is not perfect, but okay? Believe it or not, I went to a technical high school and my "shop" was Environmental Technology, so I tested water quality for HUGE tanks with tilapia, trout, bass, etc (I am having the hardest time remembering everything I did for the tanks though haha). I do remember all our tanks were usually 0.25 for Ammonia, but correct me if it's not good.
How should I be going about water changes while this tank cycles?