hmm okay, this has been very helpful. Thanks!
I've had quite a busy week so i apologize for this late reply.
I got the live worms at a local aquarium store. the man who owns the place seems reputable, I read a lot of great reviews on yelp. He said I could feed him with the worms everyday. Although he was vague when i asked about how often, how many and whether I should feed just worms or do a combination of foods. I realize the worms are more of a treat but I'm really looking forward to being rid of them :p
I am planning on getting more plants for the tank. I got one last time i was at the aquarium store, I'm not quite sure what it is tho. maybe a crypt? I was going to wait until after going camping in a couple of weeks to order some though. Don't worry I got my johnny boom boom a babysitter whilst away so he's not unattended to.
Oh and as far as the current goes, he seems fine with it. I was quite hesitant to even set the filter up because of some rather nasty reviews on amazon for the aquarium kit that I have now. Many of the reviews warned of a strong current, some even attributing the deaths of their bettas to the strong current. but he manages to make bubble nests in one of the corners and I watched him sort of play in the current before, purposely getting swept to one side then swimming down and back up into the current to get swept back and continuing until he got bored and swam to a diff part of the tank. he is quite fun to watch
oh and one more thing. I've been changing his water 50% everyday the past four days to get the ammonia down because like i posted before the parameters got kinda high for my liking. But I'm having a hard time getting them to lower much, hence why I'm still changing the water. the problem is my tap is pretty high in ammonia and I know the water treatment doesn't do much for that, I bought seachem recently because i was told it works really well but haven't been using it because I don't know how much to add for just one gal... instructions are for 50gal
do you guys know how many drops of the seachem to use for 1gal?