Planting - try and leave water in or drain tank?

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Planting - try and leave water in or drain tank?

Postby EricH on 20 May 2015 12:10

Hi,
I have been away from the hobby for a good while and am back now I have more time and am wondering what is the best way to plant my tank.
It has been going steadily for a while now with fish and some small pieces of bogwood etc and am wondering if I should drain the tank when adding more plants (and retain some of the water to add back in) or just try and plant with the water in it with 20 or so litres removed. (120l tank)
What would be the least stressful for myself (an ofcourse the fish!)

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Re: Planting - try and leave water in or drain tank?

Postby q_comets on 20 May 2015 13:46

I would suggest just lower the water level a bit to make it easier to work but draining the tank should not be required.

What is the substrate?

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Re: Planting - try and leave water in or drain tank?

Postby EricH on 20 May 2015 15:43

Hi,
Substrate is 2 inches or so of gravel.

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Re: Planting - try and leave water in or drain tank?

Postby MrJackDempsey on 20 May 2015 16:14

A long pair of tweezers might help get the roots under the substrate with minimum fuss
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Re: Planting - try and leave water in or drain tank?

Postby EricH on 20 May 2015 22:30

Thanks, sounds like a good idea
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