Wow, its been a while since I last posted. I blame the old bucket of bolts that was my ancient and dieing laptop. It gave out on me. So I got a new one and am back.
I was wondering, what is the best way to cycle my ten gallon planted tank, without risking the health of the betta I plan on putting in there aka cycling fishless. I have the water on really warm, at 84 degrees because I read that it helps to promote the growth of the beneficial bacteria and thus reduce cycling time.
I have heard that I can either "feed" the tank a small pinch of food in the filter or use store bought ammonia and add a few drops in the filter. What is recommended?
I am going to also ask the people on the planted tank forum that I am a member of to see what they say. I am just asking around, doing research and getting a good idea of what to do. Its always a good idea to keep one's options open.