I have no idea how this may effect anything, but here goes:
I am asking because will I go through the same challenges with my future betta? :
Before my hunt for a betta, I previously had goldfish in my 5 gallon tank. I had a high powered filter, aquarium gravel (unpainted, rinsed multiple times before putting into tank), a plant, and some toys. The tank got SO dirty SO fast that it was unbelievable and hard to keep up with. I had to do complete water changes on numerous occasions and have tried many different things with no relief and/or results. The tank would be coated with slime and some algae just a week after changing AND cleaning the tank. This tank has also smelled foul on a regular basis. Is there anything that I might have been doing wrong? Will I have the same problems with my new betta? PLEASE HELP!