Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Maryland - 20715
Dirted tank - plant before or after capping?
I've set up about 6 dirted tanks so far, pretty much following the Walsted method. (Mostly 10 gallon tanks and one that's 5 gallons.) I'd like to think I'm learning each time I do this - for example, I found that it's way harder to work in a 5 gallon than a ten gallon.
I'm getting ready to set up a 20 gallon long, but I have a question for those who are more experienced. Up to now, I put down the dirt, planted the root plants, then added the cap. It's hard not to swamp smaller or "soft" plants with the sand. I'm thinking it would be a better idea to put the soil down, cap it, and then plant through the cap.
Am I like the last one on the block to figure this out?
thanks for any suggestions....
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