So I've been playing with this idea for a while now since I've been bored with the way my tank looks.
I've seen some really gorgeous pictures of tanks with bare bottoms, and the look really appeals to me. I've grown weary of cleaning the gravel.
I am concerned that if I do remove my gravel that I'll be throwing away too much beneficial bacteria. My tank is only about 3 gallons, so any stable I have is likely unstable. Would removing the gravel adversely affect my pitiful little cycle? What are some pros and cons of bare-bottom tanks?