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Shane – welcome aboard!!! Good write up!
As for the small amount of air left in the bag which you described as a bubble – I won’t worry about! As for bonding you’ll see a gradual change in appearance in 3 to 5 days as the bag bonds with the meat inside. It almost becomes a skin with it – then when it is time to remove the bag the amount of resistance is like pulling the backing off Contact Paper.
As for the space around it – that also sounds like you are fine. Granted more space is always better than less space, but as you said you have the added air flow from the fan.