Well why exactly would you wanna do it? It's going to leach ammonia for a while when you initially get it in water so consider that - try soaking it for a week or two prior to planting. Also it took me 2 hours yesterday to tear down, dirt, and replant a 10 gallon (and I've done it many times). Also consider the dirtiness, moving plants is a pain and is messy. Also consider your cap (I suggest fluorite).