Hi -- I've just set up a new 10g tank for my betta, Mr. Bill (unfortunate name randomly chosen by my 5-year-old). This is probably a dumb question, but here goes.
After filling it with substrate, gravel, and the 10 live plants I bought so that I can put him in it sooner rather than later, I see that the gravel has lots of tiny air bubbles trapped in it. My question is, should I leave the air bubbles undisturbed as much as possible or try to get them out? I was thinking that they might help or harm the process of growing beneficial bacteria. What do you think?