I'm planning on doing a 50% change once a week, and clean the plants/decor in his tank every other week. When I clean the plants and such, I'm going to take him out of his tank temporarily for like, 30 minutes while I rinse the plants. I'm going to keep him in his store bought cup while I do so.
Would that be alright? I use a turkey baster to clean the gravel, I have an air filter thing. When the water is down 50%, I'll wipe the sides of the tank and all that. Would I need to do 100% water changes? (of course, if he ever shows signs of sickness, I would do so, but right now he is healthy and happy.)