I actually did testing for everything but the 2.5 today (I have 2 10Gs and a 2.5 which houses another Betta)- the divided 10G was near perfect on the water conditions (the ammonia was creeping towards .25 but nitrites and nitrates were both 0. pH was 6.6 or so, which is ideal for the cichlid I think, but low for the betta if I recall correctly).
I can put in Prime rn for the guppy tank- I'll do a water change tomorrow afternoon. It's probably just a spike in the cycle.
I'll look into that. I'd love to find a thread. I have plenty of substrate, water current, cover and a cave for the little guy- it was originally set up for a betta, and so there's plenty of sight blocks between the two sides.
I will be very careful in deciding if/when to remove the divider. If I do, they will be under very close watch.
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