Hi fish forum =)
I will be getting a 3 gal tank for my new betta, but im not sure whether or not to get a filter. For a small tank like a 3 gal, is it worth it to try to cycle it? Im guessing that without a filter i will be changing 50% of the water twice a week, and with, 50% once a week. Is it hard to get the cycle going in a small tank? I already have a filter so it's not a matter of buying it...im new to fish care so I don't want anything bad to happen to my new betta if i do something wrong. Should I just do without trying to cycle it? Any advice?
Stupid question: Would it be more cost effective to treat my tap water, or to buy bottled water since it isnt a very big tank?
Please forgive my ignorance, as I said im a total newbie when it comes to fish, but I have already fallen in love with my new buddy! (just got him today for a b-day present)