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Moving carpet plants and ADA soil


I want to move my substrate and carpet planted Monte Carlo to another tank, about the same size. The substrate is ADA soil. My thought is to first drain the water. I would get some thin sheet metal, about 6" squares, and bend about 1" of three sides 90 degrees. Then, I would gently slide the sheet metal under the soil, and scoop up about 1" of the soil, which would get the majority of the roots. I would quickly put something on the fourth edge of the sheet metal to keep the soil from falling out. The tank has only been set up for a few months. After the top layer of the soil is out with the plants, using a rectangular small container, I would gently scoop out the remaining soil and gently put it in the new tank, and then put each of the squares of topsoil/plants on top of that. Will this plan work? Any suggestions/improvements?

P.S. - If you are wondering why I am doing this, the tank I am using has distortion in the glass. So, I got a new tank which should not have that problem.

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