Yay! Can't wait for pictures!
Since the tank is so small you want to maximize swimming room . It's not large enough to properly cycle (and have it be stable, anyways) so the gravel is just decorative. In larger tanks, the gravel acts as a place for beneficial bacteria to grow .Really? Okay ^^ I've been reading about the small tanks for bettas. Ther only reason he has so much is bc the tank came with the purple ones but Mr.Sooky Pants wanted the orange ones. He'll be thrilled to get to remove my purple ones I'll take half of each out I think. Thanks