Can I remove the gravel from a established tank to make it bare bottomed?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Bettaperfection, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. Bettaperfection

    BettaperfectionNew MemberMember

    Or will that ruin the cycle?

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  2. Viriam Karo

    Viriam KaroWell Known MemberMember

    Do you have a well-established filter media?
  3. Jim

    JimWell Known MemberMember

    How long has the tank been running?
  4. Adam55

    Adam55Well Known MemberMember

  5. Phishphin

    PhishphinWell Known MemberMember

    To second Adam... go fior it. Your filter houses 95% of the beneficial bacteria. Generally, your substrate needs to be very porous (the actual material, not the gaps between stones) to have any sizeable amount of beneficial bacteria.

    Out of curiousity, what is the bare bottom tank for? :)
  6. Chance

    ChanceValued MemberMember

    I agree with Adam and phishphin! :)

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  7. VeggieXLNew MemberMember

    I wouldn't worry about it. I did this last week to make my tank as clean as possible for my ailing betta.

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