Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: College Station, TX
Also keep in mind, when you pull a plant to re-scape, you dont have to pull the entire root system. I use mineralized topsoil and gravel, and the way I prevent mixing during a re-scape, is I cut the roots. Just pull the plant up to where you have a couple inches of roots and cut them at the substrate. A good root trimming has actually encouraged growth spurts after a re-scape for me. It usually takes a week or two for them to re-acclimate to their new position in the tank, but they always end up healthier from it. Not an expert, just my experience and $0.02.