I've never had a fish before, so I want to make sure I'm doing everything right!
I have a 20 gallon tank with a 100 Watt heater keeping it at 78F (I have a floating thermometer to confirm temp) and a Penguin Bio-Wheel 150 power HOB filter. I'm starting out with fake plants only, since this is my first fish tank, but plan on getting a couple of moss balls soon. Eventually I would like to have more real plants...but I'm taking baby steps!
I checked all the plants and the cave for any sharp edges that may snag my future Betta's pretty fins, and everything looks good (ran some pantyhose over everything and nothing snagged).
I will be doing a fishless cycle with pure ammonia (10% ammonia...finally tracked some down! just have to go get it!). I have the API Master Test kit at the ready.
Am I missing anything? Is there anything I should be doing differently? Will there be enough cover/hiding spots for him?
I would appreciate any recommendations and constructive criticism!!!
Thanks so much! I have learned so much from this forum so far!