So, yes I'm new to this and full of questions! When we were getting supplies from the store, it was recommended we get Stress Coat (we got the one by API) to condition the water. The lady, who told me she'd had numerous bettas and her current one she'd had almost 2 years, said all we had to do was put it in our plain tap water, wait about 15 minutes and it was fine to put in the tank. The bottle itself has no instructions of a time to wait before using the water, so I wanted to ask people here what is proper, and if Stress Coat is all I need to be using.
I am not 100% about the facts of the tap-water here, but I do know it is quite hard due to limestone in the area.
I'm concerned about how we are doing our water changes because I'm afraid he has gotten what is referred to as "popeye".. which I'm still trying to figure how to properly treat, if I even can while a tank is still being cycled.