First off, sorry if this annoys anyone. I would love any suggestions as well.
I'm cycling my new ten gallon tank, all it has currently is about two inches of gravel and conditioned water. I'll buy some decorations for it next week. Can the BB settle and grow on the gravel or do they have to have decor? I want to make it into a natural planted tanks but i don't want to add the plants until it cycles as this is my first time ever and I'm nervous about adding the plants into the mix and having it throw off the ammonia.
Set up my tank last night at around 9 pm. How often should I take readings? I was going to take them every day.
Not unexpected right? I'm nervous about this whole thing because it's so new to me. Any advice would be great. I've been using the tropical fish flakes that came with my tank as the food sample. My fish don't seem to like them as much as they like their betta bites, so I crushed them with my fingers and dropped three pinches in.