#1
I'm planning on getting a 7 string soon, and since i normally play in C, could i get thinner strings and tune it up? Well, my real question is would it be bad for the neck or anything?
#2
What do you mean? Like? Tune it to standard? Or above standard tuning? If you want to tune above standard, you need a capo, if you want to tune up from C without actually tuning, you need a capo.

Strings can only handle so much tension, and E Standard, or in a 7 strings case, B standard, is about as tight as they'll get comfortably without breaking.
#3
I've kept a guitar in F# (whole step up) for a month or two at a time, but I can't say I recommend tuning higher than standard.
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#4
Using lighter gauged strings should solve your problem.
Keith Merrow tunes to drop A # on his 7 string.

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#5
Tune it up half a step. and I figured if I got thinner strings than normal, it would practically be the same tension as standard tuning and not hurt the neck. I'm leaning towards getting a whammy on it, so id rather not use a capo.