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I am new to the hobby and am now addicted to betta keeping. Have already learned so much on this forum. I do still have one question that’s left me stumped. I started with 1 vt betta in 1 gallon, learned within 4 days that I needed a 5 gallon minimum so out I went to get a new tank, new heater, filter media (and fell hard for another fish that obviously needed help so I brought him home too). Since the new fish was unhealthy, he got the new tank, bought a 2 1/2 gallon for 1st betta (spamela manderson), and put new red vt (Katherine Betta Jones) in 5 gallon so he could get better, betta Jones had eye cloud and from what I gleaned on this site, inflamed gill disease. Medicated betta Jones, doing much better, bought another 5 gallon for spamela & a yellow mystery snail (Michael Slougless), to vacuum tanks & keep company. My question is the newer tank cycled within 8 days and older tank is still not cycled. Same tanks, top fin 5.5 gallon starter kits,same heaters, aqueoun adjustable 50 watt, same water conditioners & bb starter API QuickStart & aqueon betta bowl, so why has newer tank fully cycled & older tank still showing no nitrites, nitrates & still spiking ammonia. I am still having to do 30 to 40% pwc on spams tank while betta Jones is fully cycled. 0 ppm nh3 & nh4, 0 ppm NO2, 10ppm NO3 in Jones & Slougless tank, 1ppm NH3&4, 0 NO2 & NO3 in spams tank?? Temp is slightly warmer in spams tank, •80 degrees vs 78 degrees in K.Betta Jones. Could the slightly higher temp be causing this?