Hi everyone :)
i just have a few questions about cycling my 13gal tank since I've never cycled before. So here they are:
1. If i use the cartridge of my old filter as a "seed" will it make cycling the tank faster or easier?
2. is it necessary to have live plants when cycling your tank?
3. how long does it take to cycle and if it is done successfully, how often should you change the water? (I will be keeping 2 male and 3 female guppies in it, btw how are bettas with guppies? anyone had any experience?)
4. lastly, if i use the planted tank cycle method how many plants do you recommend i have? (preferably easy to look after plants)
Thanks! All information is greatly appreciated