Decided to suck it up and clean the rest of the old aquarium equipment.
I cleaned the tank about a week ago and leak checked it.
I got the filter together, cleaned and tested it. Luckily I have the old biomaterial to go in the filter, hopefully I can cut cycle time with it.
Cleaned the gravel as well, that was a chore.
I need to finalize where I actually want to put the tank, then I'll start cycling lol
It needs a new heater, but I have decorations to put in.
I still can't decide whether I should split it, or just move one betta in and stock around him.
Anyone have any recommendations for what I could stock in a 10 gallon with one (small) betta? He's male unfortunately. I wouldn't have chosen to take him, but he was a rescue. Felt awful for the poor little guy.