Good link. The article seems to overlook some things but does address some of the concerns and a few methods for accomplishing a "live" substrate change.
In my case, a small 6-gal
tall/round tank, I will need to remove EVERYTHING. So my questions are as follows:
1) to get plants to root, how deep should the substrate be?
-Anacharis, micro sword and possibly soon a banana plant or something else small
-separate strands of micro sword and anacharis, plant each individually?
2) without a spare tank I have to either bag or bucket my 3 neon tetras:
-separate or together, and for how long?
3) my plants are weighted down with lead strips wrapped around them:
-remove the lead weights immediately?
4) I have 1 plastic plant with a base, should I embed the base into the substrate or leave loose on top for some reason?
5) I have a faux coral rock structure, should I embed the base into the substrate or leave loose on top for some reason?
Thanks in advance, sorry for pedantic (and overly specific) questions