I'm new =) I have a red VT betta named Cash, who I got about 5 or 6 months ago. Currently, he is well-established in a little 5-gallon tank (with a heater, a filter, and all that good stuff).
I want to move him to my new 10-gallon tank, which I have divided to allow two bettas to each have a 5-gallon space. I have all the ameneties (live plants, caves, gravel, a heater, a filter, thermometers, left-over fin-rot medication, and so on). But aside from that, I'm sort of at a loss. My first tank ever didn't cycle well (fish died), and I really have no idea what to do. I have Cycle, and I don't want to add raw NH3 if I can help it.
I'm going to follow the directions on the cycle, and add a dechlorinator (?). What else can I do? I don't want my fish to die. But I am super excited about bringing home a new little dude.