I'm doing a fishless cycle; I'm just opting to use ammonia rather than fish food. It's more structured. About 4 drops per gallon. With just kind of testing and trying it out, I'd be misreble trying to make it hit 4, where it's supposed to be. I'd freak out if it went over 5, as well. So, that's why I decided to use the pure ammonia things.
Oh, and I have a new list and a new schedule. (because I'm bored, it's the fourth of July, and I'm back from a party...and yeah, I got nothing to do.)
Tomorrow I'm getting (for cycling):
1. the Aquarium (might be 5 gallons instead of 6; I've been checking out prices and 5 seems to be a better deal)
3. Filter if I don't get the aquarium kit with the filter included
4. Heater (5 watts per gallon)
6. Dechlorinator (without the term "neutralizes ammonia" or it'll screw with the testing)
7. Test kit
8. Pure ammonia (also called Clear ammonia; no ingredients other than ammonia and water)
9. Decorations, places to hide
10. Silk plants
And then after it cycles I'm getting:
1. Betta food (suggestions would be nice)
2. Bloodworms or brine shrimp as treats
3. Tube siphon
4. Algea scraper (would be handy)
Okay, moving onto daily/weekly scheduling:
1. Feed twice daily, around 3-4 pellets of food.
2. Twice a week, feed bloodworms or brine shrimp instead of the pellets.
3. Once a week, do the 25% water change with the siphon-ing.
4. BE HAPPY WITH FISH. :D
Is that schedule/list good? Do I need to add anything? Am I forgeting something important? If so, TELL ME. lol I can't figure it out completely on my own.