Thinking of switching..have a question
I'm thinking of switching substrate, and I'm doing a fairly big rescape this week. Since I'm tearing the tank apart anyway, now would be a good time to change the substrate if I'm ever going to.
So my question is this - I have SMS red with some peat mixed in (it was transported after initial setup, so it was mixed together). Can I remove the top half of what's there, or enough that it's not visible, and put Aquasoil or that Eco stuff on top, rather than trying to remove ALL of the SMS, AND do a major rescape all at once? I don't want to stress my fish too much.
Another idea...remove most of the plants one day, and float them in buckets. Begin removing substrate. Leave the tank alone and allow the fish to settle back down. Then the next day, refill the substrate and rescape. (or just do the substrate and put the plants back on the third day???)
I *really* do not want to stress out my fish. I'm open to all suggestions, so fire away!!
54g Corner Bowfront Planted, 2x24w T5HO
220g Mixed Reef