Thanks for the reply!
I found a free 10-gallon tank and it came with some accessories on craigslist.
He gave me a bunch of supplies. I don't know what does what and when do use it. He said the cory fish eats algae, but I just hope he can handle all the algae by himself!
It came with a penguin filter. Top fin heater for a 10-20 gallon tank, some gravel, a cave, a cover with lights, thermometer, a gravel cleaner/siphon, 5 gallon bucket, a net, and a little buddy for my betta fish(he gave me his albino cory catfish!
There was a lot of calcium build up in the tank so I spent all day scraping it all off. The water was really cloudy initially and he said it's from all the bacteria in the gravel. So I ended up emptying the entire tank and rinsing the gravel with fresh water.
So I have some specific questions:
1. How often and how much should I change the water?
2.The filter instructions says to change the filter every 2-4 weeks and I'm assuming that I should change it every 4 weeks since I only have 2 fish.
3. Also, I don't really know how to take care of the cory catfish, anybody got any immediate things I should know about them? I looked up online that the betta fish and the cory catfish can be tankmates.
4. The filter is great but the current is so strong it keeps pushing my betta whenever he tries to surface or use my betta leaf bad, is that okay? Is there anything I can do about that? I put some straws there to try and buffer the current.
5.Also how full should my tank be? Is this water level okay? There's a cover so he cant jump out
Here's a pic of the tank.
If you could do a step by step for the 10 gallon that'd be great =))))))