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new tank setup help

I just purchased a 75 gallon dirted tank with a ton of live plants, in transit the whole dirt and cap mixed and was a mess and i have to re dirt it (like i already planned to do)
Can i dirt the tank and soak the dirt overnight with the plants in it then add the cap tomorrow or just i just leave the plants in the bucket of water til i can do it all at once tomorrow
I have all the dirt but the store was closed today by the time i realized i need to get a new cap ASAP!

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I really don't think it makes much, if any, difference which way you do it- do what seems to suit you best/easiest for tackling the job tomorrow.
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I'll say it's easier to put the cap in place if the dirt is not submerged... Damp/wet is fine, but under a food of water is a challenge. Therefore I'd recommend leaving the plants in the bucket, that way you can soak the dirt.

It might also be easier to soak the dirt in buckets, that way you can move it around/mix it etc without the risk of damaging the tank.


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I'll say it's easier to put the cap in place if the dirt is not submerged... Damp/wet is fine, but under a food of water is a challenge. Therefore I'd recommend leaving the plants in the bucket, that way you can soak the dirt.

It might also be easier to soak the dirt in buckets, that way you can move it around/mix it etc without the risk of damaging the tank.
Makes sense.
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Alright thanks
I was planning on soaking dirt overnight but wasn't sure if it would hurt plants if i scaped them and then capped filled tomorrow
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