Plant cycle help?
Hello everyone! I just set up my 10 gal tank last night. So far I have a filter, heater, thermometer and my substrate is gravel. I'm not doing a sand substrate. I purchased a few plants online and I'm just waiting for them to arrive. The plants I bought are Anubias, Anacharis, Amazon Sword, Corkscrew Vallisneria and Aponogeton Crispus. I read a few things about the last three being hard to grow in a new tank. Since I have not even begun to achieve a cycle yet. Any suggestions about anything would be helpful. I can also order more plants so if you feel another plant type will do better I can always add. ;) I hear Hornwort and Water Wisteria are good plants as well. Also for clarification purposes if I do a plant cycle I won't have to add any fish food or shrimp in it will I? I think I got a bit confused there. So any words of wisdom would be truly helpful.
Would I need to QT the plants before I put them into my tank? If yes for about how long would you rec? I don't have any fishies living in this 10 gal tank. Just conditioned water and gravel. ;)
Thank you in advance!
My Bettas: The Great Bambino *Babe* my big boy Marbled PK, Rosie my dainty Crown Tail gal ,my little HMPK guy Ginger Baker, Slash my Reptile HM male and my HMPK sweetie Sterling.