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  1. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello all, I plan on starting a planted tank with no fish or other animals. The goal is to have a tank ready to go and cycled if I see a betta I need to buy ("need"). I'm going to do a fishless cycle with fish food, and my question is: how often should I add fish food after the tank has cycled...
  2. Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I've been lurking for about a month now and have finally got myself with such a whale of a problem (hahaha) that I decided it was time to sign up and post! Okay.. So other than the fish I had growing up, I knew next to nothing when I bought my Betta. I read enough to put him in a 5...
  3. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I am in the process of purchasing materials and prepping a tank for my future Betta friend. I originally wanted to complete the nitrogen cycle with use of aquatic plants and no fish. But, I read on the forum that this works only with heavily planted aquariums. My tank will not be heavily...
  4. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi everyone. I am knew to aquariums and I need some help… Ok…I am currently in the process of fishless cycling a 5 gallon aquarium. I got seed gravel from LFS and started ammonia (ACE Hardware) at 5ppm. The ammonia came down over 5-7 days and my nitrites started showing up (spiked). Now...
  5. Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I recently bought a 20 gallon aquarium for my three bettas and I am in the process of cycling it. I've done a lot of research and found a lot of bogus information about the subject so I've decided to post a log of my cycle for anyone interested. The aquarium I'm setting up is a 20...
  6. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi again, everyone! I've set up my 5 gal tank and am on day 11 of my first fishless cycle ever! Apologies in advance for this long post! :P I've looked over the HUGE amounts of info about fishless cycling online, but am mainly using the method from the article by James S. Koga, which I...
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