So I had my new tank set up since 5pm yesterday and it's currently 11:30 am right now. The heater read 78* before I went to bed and right now it still reads 78*. I'm not cycling my tank (unless I end up buying a better filter). I bought new plants and made a betta bed through a tutorial I found online. I rinsed them all with warm water and put them in the tank. The conditioner I have says 1 cap-full for every .5 us gallon so since my tank is 3 gal I put 6 cap-fulls. (I'm looking into a conditioner that doesn't use as much lol)
Will the plants be okay since I rinsed them well with warm water?
Why does it seem like I can smell chlorine off the water (or some other weird smell)?
Since the temp has been steady at 78* for 12 hours can I add my fish now?