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Can I dryscape with amazonia without damaging it?

I picked up my substrate and was wondering if I could have it in an empty tank for a few days and just mess around with it till I settle on a scape I am happy with? Or will this damage the substrate? I'm asking this because I've read amazonia should not be disturbed a lot
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I don't see why you wouldn't be able to mess around with it until you are satisfied with an aquascape.

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Just checking, because I have read that aqua soil should not be disturbed too much. Or is that only once it is in water?
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I've disturbed my AS plenty. I think when it's most vulnerable is when it's soaking wet, but not submerged because it isn't as light as it would be in water, but it is wet so it's a bit more prone to being smooshed.
Dry or submerged- no problem at all. Soaking wet but not submerged- don't mess with it a lot, but it can still be moved around and stuff. Actually, it may just look bad because all of the dust forms mud, so it looks like the pieces are being smooshed, when really it's just the dust which you wouldn't notice when dry, and submerged it just clouds up the water.

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Thanks for the info!
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