Hey all, new here.
I just bought a new betta and along with it, a new 2.5 gallon tank and new water conditioners. Specifically, the Kordon AmQuel Plus pair. It's the one that comes with 2 bottles.
In the past I owned several bettas and consequently, I have leftovers of the above-mentioned water conditioners as well as aquarium salt. I'm not too fearful of the aquarium salt expiring or anything (though if you have information on whether it breaks down or not, please let me know), but I am curious as to whether I can use the water conditioners from a few years ago. I believe they're about 3 years old by now. Most chemicals do seem to break down over time but I've searched the bottle and it doesn't have an expiration date, nor does it say whether the quality of the conditioners changes over time. Like I said, I'm using the brand-new bottles for the new fishy, I didn't want to take any risks. But if I'm able to use the stuff I already have, I'd like to do that, too.
And, on another note: should I get a snail or some type of bottom feeder to help keep it clean? What natural cleaners do you guys recommend for this setup?
Thanks in advance :)