I have been reading these forums for a couple of days and I decided to go out and get a Betta (Siamese Fighting Fish). I should have done some more reading before buying him because I put him in a tank without cycling it first.
I got lucky because I upgraded his tank from a 2 gallon to a 5 gallon after reading 5 gallons was best for a betta (I want the little guy to be happy!). Due to the tank change I reset the bacteria cycle. The day I brought my new tank (Eclipse Hex 5) home I saw the sticky about cycling fish tanks before adding fish. I found that by reading this thread:
Eclipse Hex 5 & Bettas
I bought an API Freshwater Test Kit and I will be doing PWC
's if the ammonia level gets too close to 0.5ppm. So far it is only at 0.25ppm. Hopefully Günther will be okay while I cycle his tank.
Here are some pictures (sorry about the quality, I took them with my phone and Günther wouldn't sit still):
Alright, I am off to clean that piece of nylon I have over the filter intake. I just added some new plants and it is covered in plant parts.