Hello. I just found this forum. Hello everyone!
I have a question for you guys.
I am in the process of setting up a 10 gallon divided filtered and heated tank for my bettas (my boyfriend is very talented at tank set-ups) that have each been in their own 2.5 gallon unfiltered tanks.
The tank is ready to go and I am adding water and water conditioner today, but I am not sure how to go about cycling it as I am used to unfiltered tanks with water changes. I will be adding some plastic plants and gravel and partial water from my other tanks so I know that will get some good bacteria in there, but what other steps should I take and how long should I wait to add my fishies. They are fine in the smaller tanks for now so time isn't a huge issue, although i'd like to move them as soon as possible due to the fact the smaller tanks are not heated and its going to get colder here in texas soon and running the heater on high in my house is not cutting it.
Any help is greatly appreciated.