Originally Posted by LittleBlueFishlets
Yay! Good for your hubby! What are you going to put in this new 20G set up?
Well, I am cycling by putting in our other 20G old filter plus a new one (both use the same Marineland Penguin 150), as well as our old gravel. I put in the three molly fry that's been harassing my betta D'Argo. Let them sit in it overnight and this morning before I put in the established filter. So once that was done and had been running a few hours, I checked the parameters, nothing is bad yet, and I didn't really expect it to be. But I put in the other 3 mollies (1 male, 2 female) and we plan to rehome the 3 fry. I'll get some sort of algae/bottom feeder, not sure which yet.
As for my bettas, it's going to be a sorority. I already bought 5 of them and have them in QT. I had bought a 6th, but it was too far-gone. I knew when I bought it was a long-shot, but I figured I'd at least try. She died before we even got home, which is only a 30 minute drive. The others are doing pretty good. One is pretty lethargic and has little appetite, but I have gotten 2 NLS pellets in her so far. 2 others are bloated slightly, but otherwise good. 1 is fine, just needs a heater and continued clean water and good food, and 1 is good but small. She is feisty though. I want to end up with at least 7 or 8 girls, but that was all they had at the stores (went to both Pco and Psmart).
It's going to be a planted tank too. Already has anachris (5 bundles) and I plan on getting several others going, plus some driftwood and caves.