First, when rinsing a filter cartridge off, do I just take it out and swish it around in the water that I've taken out during a water change?
About live plants... My divided 10 gallon has several fake plants, but I want a good live plant.
I don't know anything about them, but maybe someone can help me if I list what I want and don't want in a plant.
I want one that won't take over my tank, and that is not too dirty. I don't know anything about fertilizers, so... hopefully one that doesn't require much attention. There is no set time that the tank light is on, but maybe if I had a plant that needed a certain amount, the light schedule would be more regular. I have a gravel bottom, and I don't want one that is hard to vac. around and such.
Also, how do plants affect the cycle? My tank is cycled.
Are they sold at petsmart? Are they bulbs, or actual started plants? How do you introduce them to the tank?