First of all Hi, lol been reading these forums for a day and a half now, lots of use full info here.
Okies now for my question.
So a day and a half ago my cousin bought me this absolutly beautiful beta, this is not my first beta but it's been years since my last one. I lucked out and my mom gave me a hex tank she payed 70 bucks for and only put fish in once. I reused the rocks which I cleaned in the sink with a strainer and some hot water, but it seams I didn't get out all the strings from the live plants she had in there "GRR" I had washed them several times. I thought I had it all gone till I filled up the tank and placed all the stuff in it poured the softener "the one for betas" in it and turned on the filter then the bubble bar. then all this gunk seamed to appear out of no where. I left it over night with the heater on and the filter running. It seams the water looks clear now but I still see a few things the movement of the water uncovered.
So my question is this should I just use a gravel wand or should I just buy new rocks "they aren't that expensive?
I haven't moved the beta from his little jar that he came in but yesterday I replaced half his water I really think time is of the essence here with that tub it looks to nasty but I dono where else to put him till I figure out the large tank. Also I donno if the plastic plants I chose will hurt his beautiful fins.
Also I didn't just jump into this he was a present and I think he's beautifull I wanna take care of him right so whats my next step?
Also since the first new filter I put in there has junk on it now should I just throw it away and put in a new one?
Here is a pic of the tank.
Also how do I float the jar? it's not like a bag........