(Note that we don't live in the city or anything, we have an underground well, there is no chlorine in it or anything bad for fish)
I'm so happy! Upgrading from a two gallon bowl, we got my betta a 10 gallon tank. Heater, filter(it has a pretty low current, I suppose)
I have a soft fake plant in, along with some plastic(no sharp edges though) plants are at the bottom and float to the top, along with a big centerpiece they can swim through... also a Marimo Mossball. Smooth gravel.
I set it up yesterday. So, basically, for a list:
1: Heater is running at about 78-80 degrees
2: Fake plants
3: Marimo mossball
4: New, smooth gravel
5: A little bit of water from the old bowl (about 2-3 inches)
6: Light and roof (light is on right now... figured it'd help?)
7: Put in a packet of treatment that came w/ the tank. "API Stress Zyme+ Biological filtration booster" says it'd speed the development of the biological filter for a cleaner aquarium so I said why not.
How long will it take to cycle? Also, should I start putting some fish food in to get the ammonia "up and running"?