i was actually reading some of your postings before i joined the forum--glad your bettas are doing so well!;
No problem! Glad to hear my input was helpful :D
none of Blue's tanks have ever been cycled. When I first got him, I didnt know about tank cycling, and when I moved him into his 10gal, I just used the same gravel that was already in the tank he was using [that was about a month after his 2.5 gal setup].
I have heard from others that for such a small tank, you should be fine...especially if you plan on doing 100%, then increments on other changes.
I was thinking about it...wouldn't be much different really from getting him from the pet store, etc, and moving him from that little cup into his new home.