The water conditioner says one teaspoon per ten gallon. I have a five gallon tank, so logically half a teaspoon is needed. However, teaspoons come in all sorts of shapes and sizes so I don't consider the instructions to be very detailed...
Is it possible to add too much conditioner(or too little) and it will harm the fish? The water conditioner is called aqua safe('tetra' brand or something) and it came as a 'sample' with my aquarium.
I plan on running the aquarium for a week, then later on adding a filter baffle(need to get aquarium sponge), and live plants. I am unsure about what I should do with live plants when cleaning the aquarium/during water changes. I got a 'gravel vacuum/siphon' but haven't used that yet, obviously.
I'll check back tomorrow I can't think of anything right now.
Oh yeah- I bought an 'ammonia' small liquid test kit. I know that one of the pet stores near me will test my water for free. When's the best time to test for an ammonia? I think I have enough for ten tests and that's it.
Oh, and for the ''''fun''''
part: I don't know if I should get a Betta fish from Pet Smart, where they have them is cups/containers without air holes in blue water, where they have Crown Tails(which I like)...I guess the only problem I have with that store with their Bettas is that one betta container is placed in front of the other, which is in front of the other, blocking that other one...And the further back the fish is, the more 'sick' and neglected it looks.
Or if I should get them in Pets Unlimited where they float in bags in two tanks(one for old fish, the other for younger ones by the looks of it.)
I guess that doesn't really matter, but choosing is hard.