Long story short.... Got a betta to add to my divided 10 gal tank. He died from what I was told was ick. Now my female died this morning from what I thought was a parasite. Now I'm left with my guy. The tank has been treated with ick guard and parasite guard... The tetra brand. If there is ANY hope for Baltar's survival then I need to get this tank cleaned right.
bleach- i've heard I can use this but how!?
sponges- any new sponge or one made for tanks?
I have sand. Do I need to buy new sand or is there a way to actually get it clean?
decorations- all fake plants (with the exception of a marino moss ball) can I use bleach on my decorations?
my moss ball, do I need to toss it or is it safe? Its been out since the ick treatment (first one)
filter- boi wheel penguin 100.... New cartridge right? Clean filter with bleach too?
Cycling the tank.... I need to do this right.... Since it will be a new filter cartridge.... 2-4 weeks just like a new tank?
Now for Baltar.... Do I treat him for anything?? Or just see if there are any symptoms? So far he just hasn't ate today, but it think that's from being moved outta the tank. He has been through both treatments....
Thank you to all who can answer some or all of my questions.
R.I.P. My Violet - my first betta
R.I.P. Spur - The one I was hoping to give a better life...