About Maybe Messing With The Cycle

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Georgie Girl, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. Georgie GirlValued MemberMember

    When I set up Fishy Boris's five-gallon tank, I put in way too much gravel. I want to take some out, but I know that some of the beneficial bacteria live there. Will I ruin my cycle by taking out some gravel?
  2. LorekeeperWell Known MemberMember

    Very little BB actually lives in your substrate. Removing a bit won't hurt anything.
  3. IHaveADogTooWell Known MemberMember

    Although it is true that beneficial bacteria lives on the substrate, and all hard surfaces in your tank, the highest concentration of that bacteria will be in your filter. Removing a bit of gravel should not affect your cycle.
  4. Georgie GirlValued MemberMember


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