So I'm hoping to get my first tank and betta soon, but I'm a little lost when it comes to cleaning the tank and water changes.
I plan on getting a 10 gallon tank, cycling it, and sticking to fake plants (except a marimo ball probably
). I'd only have one fishy in there, and possibly a snail. I'd like to use sand as opposed to gravel, since I think it looks nice and I've heard its easier to keep clean.
Could someone walk me through what water changing entails? Like, baby steps for just a regular water change that would need to be done on a regular basis (weekly? More? Less? What would a tank like that probably need?) How often would the whole tank need to be cleaned?
Sorry if this is a lot to ask. It's funny, I feel like I've read up enough to be semi-confident caring for the fish, and completely oblivious when caring for the tank!