So I was in the process of preparing a 5g tank for a betta my girlfriend is bringing over as I type this. The tank was completely set up and I left the room for 10 minutes and came back to find that a broom had fallen over and hit the tank hard enough to crack the bottom and it's now leaking furiously.
Now I have a 1.5g bowl that I've tried to temporarily house bettas in before but they all fell sick after being placed in the bowl. I've since realized that this was because the water I was using (from my faucet) had abnormally high levels of ammonia in it, causing the poor little guys to get sick.
Because of my previous failed attempts with this bowl I'm reluctant to use it as a temp until I can seal this crack or get a new tank for him, but seeing as my girlfriend is on her way back from the petstore now, it is my only option.
Do you guys think he'll be okay in there for about a week or so? I'm going to completely clean the bowl, put in new gravel and new furniture, and maybe put in a plant from my other 10g planted community tank, and FILL IT WITH R/O WATER FROM MY LFS. Not from my poopy faucet. I could even fashion a homemade filter for it.
I'm really worried he'll fall sick, but should I be? Will he be okay? It will be unheated, as the only heater I have is to big for the bowl.