So I've been hoping to get a betta to get me back into fish keeping after, well, maybe a decade? Anyways, about 6-7 weeks ago I started cycling the tank with fish food. The fish food wasn't breaking down and I was getting impatient, so about 3 weeks in I bought Great Value Clear Ammonia from Walmart, which appeared to me according to the label and everything to be pure ammonia. I put some of it in there- no more than a capful for my 5.5 gal
. Then I found out about the shake rule, and upon shaking it and finding out it bubbled like soap, I threw it out and never used it again.
Since then, I've done 20% water changes weekly and changed the filter media like I usually would. I figured it wouldn't be a huge problem after a couple of water changes- but now as I'm getting closer to the cycle being finished I'm rethinking this. Do I need to be worried?
Thanks in advance- any help would be super appreciated!