So I have never had a 5 gallon and looking for one for Arashi. I have special decor planned around him, and being he is a big fish I want a big tank for him. The third part of the divided is just blah and won't suit him. (He is going to be spoiled.) I actually plan on two 5 gallons as I also want one for blinky as for a while now I thought the 2.5 was a little small. Walmart sells big fish!
So now I am looking for tanks, the cheaper the better. They must be from walmart, petco, or petsmart. They can be sets or non.
What are the advantages to cycling a 5 gallon? If I were to cycle would I have to do 100% changes? Also how long does it take to cycle a 5 gallon? If I were to NOT get a tank with a filter and not cycle the tank what would water changes look like?
What is the best, but fairly cheap heaters? While tetra is cheap after getting them for my 10g I am sick of them. These can be from above stores or online.
Would it be possible to put like shrimp or something in with them or would it be to big for the bioload?