Hey all, a few quick questions-
I just moved Orbit into a 10G tank. I woke up to bacteria boom. I planned on doing gallon changes daily (keep in mind there's prolly only 7 gallons in there I imagine); is this enough, or should I make it 2 gallons a day?
I know there's a decent fishless v. fish-in cycling debate. What do I need to look for daily? Should I test levels daily, every two days, every week, etc? I have a spare tank, so I won't hesitate to move him if it gets bad, I just prefer him in there. I planted some betta bulbs, and it has previously used substrate, some new substrate, and previously used decorations. I'm hoping this speeds up the process!
And finally, what's the average time span for cycling with the fish in, as compared to fishless?
Thank you, and any and all advice welcome! I've spent too much money on this turn back now, and plus, Orbit lit up like the 4th of July when he was allowed to spread out! (makes it all worth it :))