Heh, I was hoping to have a more appropriate start to this thread. I just haven't had the chance! Finals week is a killer!
I'll do a quick post. For those who do not yet know, I sadly do not own any bettas right now. I someday would like more. A male, and maybe a sorority(Oh, I love female bettas), but right now that's not going to happen. When it was realized it would cost me as much to set up a 10 g sorority as it will to set up the 55 gallon, let's just say I had a bit of a push to go with the 'better deal'.
But someday, someday I'll keep my ladies. Hopefully someday soon.
The last few days have been full of school, animals, and studying up to get a 55 gallon tank ready to be cycled! It was last used for a snake and so it needs a looot of cleaning! I keep hearing to either use vinegar and water or bleach and water. Of course I won't do anything til I know for sure. But cleaning that tank is next on the agenda.
The best part is the tank also came with lots and lots of driftwood. Yes that driftwood is dirty, but it can also be cleaned. Woohoo! Already got some tank decor.
People say you need 90% coverage to get a silent cycle, but what does that mean? 90% of the tank is plants? Surely not. I haven't found any pictures explaining what it means. It would help me figure out how many plants to buy. The aquarium store online I was going to buy plants from has a 20g package. But if I buy two, or even three..is that enough just to 'make the tank look good', or is it enough to cycle the tank? Blah blah blah. I just need a reference. Maybe someone will read this and help?
Nagini always looks her best on the days I don't bring my camera. I swear, she does it on purpose. We need a light box! But she's so active I laugh at thinking I could keep her in there! I got some iphone pictures, but they are all a mess because she was flying around the room wanting to look at everything. What a nut! She's so big now. I can't believe she used to fit in my hand! Eventually I'll probably be saying, "I can't believe I used to be able to carry her weight in one hand!" Hehe...She's gonna be a big girl!
Back to studying for me!