Question Should I add my bettas?

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I'll do my best to explain this.
So, for a year I've kept 2 male bettas in separate 2.5 gallon tanks. I did weekly 100% water changes and scrubbed tank, gravel, heater, and decor. Tank did not have a filter. And obviously, due to scrubbing and 100% wcs, it never cycled. I am currently upgrading them to a split 10 gallon that I'm cycling.
Cycle is not finished. I have prime, api master test, and waiting on tetra safestart and diy divider materials (arriving on Wed)
Should i add them add soon as tank has divider?
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Well the other tanks aren't cycled anyways. And they really should have at least 5 gallons each. So I would say yes. Otherwise I would say no.
 

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hmm, an interesting problem. do you have some test strips at least to test your current water? theres a chance it's more cycled than you think.. do you know how far along the cycle is in your 10 gallon? i would at least wait until you get that prime to put them in. that will help get them through the new cycle.
 
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redmare said:
hmm, an interesting problem. do you have some test strips at least to test your current water? theres a chance it's more cycled than you think.. do you know how far along the cycle is in your 10 gallon? i would at least wait until you get that prime to put them in. that will help get them through the new cycle.
Sorry. I wasn't clear. I currently have prime and test kit. Waiting on divider materials and tetra safestart.
It's only been set up for a week. There are 2 sponge filters and a bunch of shrimp pellets in tank right now
 

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Since the smaller tanks aren't cycled either I'd probably go ahead and move them.
 

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Oh wait, I missed the part of not having dividers, I wouldn't move them yet then sorry! Maybe move one but not the other until you have the divider.
 
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FinalFins said:
You say you are waiting on divider material?

I would say no. No divider = dead fish
I wasn't planning on moving them until divider got here. I'm not that stupid
 

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Once you get the divider, if the small tanks aren't cycled I would move them. More water= diluted ammonia. It'll be safer and less water changes.
 

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