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Getting ready to plant - help!!

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Hey guys! So my LFS is getting my plants in today. I'll be driving over to pick them up as well as some driftwood (I'll be boiling it). I'm getting bacopa carolinnia, Anubias nana petite, crypt undulata, and dwarf sag.

Now. This is my first planted tank and I'm just not sure about the next steps. Should I lay out my substrate and completely flood the tank? Turning on my filter and heater?

Or should I only partially flood?

I need help [emoji31]

Thanks so much!!

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It doesn't sound like you are trying to do a dry start, so I would lay out the substrate first, and then partially flood the tank. Not filling the tank completely allows you to easily plant your plants (without getting water everywhere).

Afterwards, fill the remainder of the aquarium and turn on the filter and heater.
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