I am planing on starting up a Betta tank soon, and I have some questions about tanks, heaters, exct, which I could not find clear answers for in my prior reaserch about Bettas.
I know that the larger the tank the better, but I would like to start small.
Would the mini bow 2.5 be a good habitat for a Betta?
Is the induced filter too strong for them? Overall is this a decent quality tank? Or are there any other recommendations on a good small tank?
Also, I know that a heater is needed to keep the Betta healthy and happy. Is the Hydor Mini Aquarium heater a good buy? Will it cause the temperature in the tank to change to dramatically? And if i use lighting in the tank too, will it cause the water temperature to be too unstable?
And what are the pros and cons of using live vs silk plants? Id like to use real ones because I've read that they help cut down on nitrate levels, which I know are really nasty in high amounts in fish tanks, but are they difficult to maintain?
Finlay, how exactly do you get the water ready for a new tank? And how do you cycle a tank? And what exactly dose it do for a tank?
Thank you in advance for all of the help : D