Originally Posted by turtle10
Money is tight for me as well, especially since I am moving soon, but that doesn't mean I don't do adequate water changes.
You still need to up your water changes is all I am saying, and when you can, get a heater.
I do agree... You really do need to do water changes at least three times a week... meaning, every other day, but you can skip 2 days if you have to and also fast him one of those days. So, for example, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday... skip to Sunday. That gives you one free day, at least.
To make the process faster, pre-mix your water and conditioner in 1 gallon jug that held spring water or whatever. Keep it near the bowl, and it'll reach the same temperature. You can get multiple jugs and make it even faster, so that if one day, you don't have time to re-fill the jug, it won't affect your next water change.
Note: Every other day is preferable, but I'm just trying to offer a suggestion for your busy schedule.