I recommend Endler's Livebearers or a small type of tetra instead, since as sheilashoelady said, they get a little too big and active for a 10 gallon. I love my Endlers, they stay about the size of neon tetras and are very pretty Several of my bettas have lived just fine with them and other fish, (though mostly because I raised them from babies with other peaceful fish, though I have had a few mellow ones before.)dragonspirit1185 said:I was hoping to add a betta and a couple mollies
Awwww, what? ??? I LOVE sand!! ;Dendlercollector said:
Not sure exactly you are using for the ammonia source, but the beneficial bacteria (bb) will only grow proportunately to the available food (ammonia) source. If you don't have enough ammonia, you will have a very small bb base, so that when you start adding fish the bb might be so small as to not be able to support the fish, causing the cycle to be overwhelmed, and crash or mini-cycle, both of which can be detrimental to fish.dragonspirit1185 said:I'm just letting it do it's thing really lol.
With there being ammonia the bacteria should have something to eat
I don't wanna do the pure ammonia cycle method and there is some dead pieces of plants and whatnot that I put in there on purpose to decay and feed the bacteria. Could be the fact that I used pantyhose as a temp media bag (carbon/Zeolite) and it's all clogged up and stuff and not being able to do it's job. There is sludge all over the biomax and the pantyhose.
My dummy self rinsed the pantyhose off a few days ago with tap water when I should have done it in the tank.
Just bought a better heater to raise the temp
Honestly I'm using Jungle brand Walmart test strips lol
Just the Tetra strips at petco are about what I paid for both of these and the second set is like $11. $30 for test strips is a little much IMO
Readings now are
Hardness: Very Hard
Ammonia is between .25 and .5