Alrighty, so I'm a college student living away from home. I currently have two betta living in smaller tanks with me at school(Two 3.5 gallon tanks, no filters, weekly 100% water changes). For Christmas this year I know I'll be getting a 10 gallon tank, which I plan to divide in two so my guys can live in there when I'm home on breaks and in the summer, and if I get an apartment next year I'll take it with me there(It wont fit in my dorm room this year unfortunately). I plan on getting it this weekend, and would like to cycle it before I head home for winter break. I was wondering if the "fishless cycle with shrimp" would work.
I plan on setting up the tank Sunday, but I'll be leaving to go back to school the next day, and wont be home for a week or two. If I set the tank up and put the shrimp in, would the tank cycle naturally? Obviously I wont be there to add anything or check parameters every day. Would any problems arise from this? Any suggestions would be great!