Originally Posted by jjwebb86
I feel like there is way too many rocks in my aquarium and want to remove a like half of them so the fish can have almost an inch more of space at the bottom. I won't be harming the bacterial environment if I do that will I? And I'm assuming I should do this before I do my cleaning since I'll be stirring up so much sediment?
What type of fish do you have? Are they Cichlids? (If not, see below.) If you do have Cichlids I'm sure a die hard Cichlid hobbyist will chime in soon.
I am assuming that the rocks that you speak of are big decorative rocks. I would say, short answer: yes. Just be careful when moving big rocks around and try not to crack your glass. There is a bacterial environment living in the substrate, but the beneficial bacteria living in the filter is what you want to protect IMO
. So, yes. Remove your rocks, but be careful.