A cycling sticky would be great! When I first started keeping fish I looked all over the internet for info on cycling; I found a couple of good sites, but some of their information was different so I wasn't sure which one to follow. I figured it out eventually, but it would be so convenient to have all of the info here.
I get a lot of pm's about it, so Im def. going to write about that :D
I may not be too technical with what I say, which seems to be all that you can find on the internet, but I try to say what you need to do, you know?
Where sites may say "there will be a spike blahhh blahhhh chemistry stuff blahh", I opt to just say, this is gonna happen, this sort blurb is why, this is what you do.
Its one of those things that you figure out and then its done, you get it.
Mind, I will only be doing fish-in by example. Considering that non-fish cycling is less deadly since you have nothing in there, most of whats posted about that is straight forward. A lot of what is true for fish in is true too for non-fish cycling :3
Im like 1/4 done with plants!
Bettasforever and I are also getting knee deep into the disease one, too. Its hard, though, GAH! Im having trouble finding meds that arent super hard to obtain as well as ones that work best- I know from experience how hard it can be to get the most effective but harder to get meds :c
I would say a tankmate list of fish/snails/shrimp that are acceptable, iffy, and definitely not recommended for housing with a betta. I think that would be very helpful. Also it could include a rule of thumb or explanation for how many creatures it is okay to keep in a certain size tank without over crowding. With each fish or animal, it would also be nice if their average size, temperament, and swimming level (or any other pertinent info) was briefly discussed.
I think also a cool topic would be betta "toys" that anyone could make or buy and modify at home. Maybe things that you could put outside or inside the tank. I've seen it mentioned here somewhere before but the topic didn't really go into any kind of detail. Maybe others could submit their toys and pictures of them.
Im hoping to finish by tonight! I have a decent bit of plants on the list. Its hard to get so many, though, because I cross check the info with at least two other sites DX Ffffff!!! I can send you the info I have for those plants now, if you want.
Most of the listees have a blurb/bio, fertilization requirements (most dont have any, easy plants!), where to put in the tank, lighting, special info/care and if they root, get buried or float ^w^