Originally Posted by Bettafanatic
Great! I'll do a fish cycle
Can you teach me how to monitor the ammonia and stuff to make sure the fish survive? That's the confusing part. I need details. Sorry if I'm a bother
No bother at all! It's better to ask than not know.
There's a link in my signature if you can see it: new tank with fish. It's a guide that will help. Basically you check the water every day for nitrites, ammonia, nitrates (with a good liquid test kit, like the API kit) and any time ammonia and/or nitrite is 0.25 or over, do a water change to get them down to as close to 0 as possible. Same with nitrate over 20. Since it's a small tank there's a smaller volume of water so the toxins can build up fairly quickly, so just keep an eye on things and do water changes as needed. If you need more help just ask!