So, I'm trying to cycle my tank with my Betta. I've considered moving him to a smaller, temporary tank, but that isn't an option, since I can't find a way to heat it. It gets down to 63 here during the night (our heat has been broken for months... since December. O_O; ) , and the heater is too big for smaller tanks.
I've decided to try to stay ahead of the nitrite and do lots and lots of water changes to dilute it. I've been changing out about 25% three times a day to stay on top of it. Once when I wake up, once before I go to work for the evening, and once between when I come home from work and when I go to sleep.
I make sure to keep the temperature relatively the same, and I always make sure to use a water conditioner. I test three times a day to make sure that the ammonia and nitrite levels are okay, after I change the water.
I'm trying to be really careful to keep ahead of the nitrite, but I've heard on the internet that too many water changes can stress him out. I want to keep Gregory healthy, but if I'm stressing him out, I might just create another problem.
Is this okay, or should I find another way?