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gravel -> substrate

I have some tanks with standard gravel in them and now I've decided to revamp them with substrate, probably eco-complete. what would be the best way to do this?

I'm guessing to do small sections of a tank at a time to avoid stress and mess. Also, a mixture of gravel and eco would be fine, right (more eco than gravel) especially if I dont want to disturb the roots already present
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I did my 30g this way.... It wasn't too bad. I just scooped out the gravel I didn't want with a tupperware container and drained the water off of it, then put ecocomplete in a scoop at a time. I had to keep shooing my cories away from the area I wanted to work in, since they seem to like it when things get dug up from the bottom!
Not to say this is the best way to do it, but it worked for me.

30g planted with cories, white clouds, Harlequin Rasboras ,ottos.
10g planted with glowlight tetras and an otto.
Outdoor pond with one common goldfish and comets.
5.5g with endlers.
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