All please help!
Tank: 2.5 glass tank. heated-80 degrees always. filtered. No live plants anymore.
I've read many other forums, but since im a super new betta owner i dont really understand this 100%.
I want my tank to be cycled obviously, but im not sure how to do that safetly.
Basically once or twice a week i do a 100% water change, and i know this isnt ideal because the cycle needs to go and that takes a month or so. But, the last time when i changed it 100%, and after i put in the conditioner and benefitial bacteria. A couple of days later there was a bacteria bloom- and from what i read i was suppossed to let it sit until the water cleared by itself. But, this caused my fish to begin the early stages of fin rot. Which I a now treating with salt and stresscoat.
Please help me. how am i suppossed to get the cycle going and keep it which maintaining healthy water?? and please explain it as basic as possible!