Thanks for answering my questions, very appreciated.
Yes, there is one betta in my 2.5 tank. His name is Jor and he swims for Blood Worms. (Bumper sticker coming soon!)
I did do a 75 percent water change, but the filter remains untouched. I also have a piece of sponge in there to help out.
I do have one Java fern in there. At one point is was buried under gravel, but it was turning brown, so I trimmed it a bit, and have now tied it with a rubber band to the bridge ornament. I read that the roots do better without being covered and should wrap itself around the place, where it's tied.
The Java fern has four/five leaves on it. I might actually buy another one soon for him to hide in.
Also: I don't know if I mentioned it before, but I do have a bubbler in the tank. I don't know how much of a difference that makes, in any.
As for the cycle being in mid stride: glad to hear it, but it also scares the hell out of me.
Last edited by MDubbs; 08-08-2013 at 05:18 AM.
Reason: Added some info