So, I currently have
a very lightly, pretty well established 45 gal
tank with a cycled filter
an empty 5 gal
(used to have fish ~1 year ago, probably not filtered anymore)
with sand and plants,
and an empty 20 gal
tank (used to have fish ~6 months? ago, probably not cycled anymore either).
Basically, a friend of mine had a betta fish for a science project, but doesn't really have anywhere to keep it, so she's going to drop it off with me. Long term I'll probably keep the Betta in the 5 gal
(if that's acceptable?), as I have some plans for the 20 gal
that I haven't gotten around to yet.
My questions are...
If i used some seeded material (like a cycled bio filter thing, it's been a while haha) in the 5 gal
filter, how long until it is fully cycled?
-What type of flakes/pellets should I get for the betta? I currently have tropical NLS, some chichlid pellets, and algae wafers, but I don't think this is enough... unless it is?
-Any other advice that I should know?
Sorry that I can't really have a better established tank, but it's the best that I can do for the fish at the moment. Thanks!