I have a few questions that arose because of my getting a new tank.
I currently have a 5 gallon unplanted tank with a Tetra whisper filter. I've done TWO 50% water changes so far to help with the tank cycling. Water parameters are great. Now, how often do I have to do these tank cleanings? And is it possible to avoid 100% changes unless absolutely necessary? I'm only asking because I don't want to risk the dropping of the tank when I have to clean it in my dorm -.-
I don't believe my room is close to a bathroom and I don't have the biggest space to clean it (unlike here in which I have 3 bathrooms and a kitchen)
Don't get me wrong, I am willing to do 100% changes if I have to. And if I have to do more frequent 50% changes, I'm fine with that.
Question #2. Pudge is paranoid of the net. PARANOID. I've almost clipped his gorgeous tail the other day putting him in the tank, and again today. I use a smaller tupperware to scoop him out, but that seemed to make him more stressed. Any advice for this?
Question #3 (just a stupid question). Because of the AC in my room, the tank reaches ideal conditions. Once it's off, the tank levels out around 80 degrees. I feel bad because the bubble nests my boys make end up breaking apart (I guess because of the change in temperature..?) Is there a way to gaurantee that the bubble nests would stay..?