While you can leave soil to dry out, it’s not exactly recommended- you will have more “dust fines” and possibly some nutrient effects (especially with higher nutrient soils such as ADA Amazonia ... I’m thinking along the lines of higher ammonia etc release from the soil that has transitioned from Damp (manufacturer’s preferred storage) to Dry (or Very Dry) to FloodedHow long could I leave the soil dry in the tank if I'm planning to plant mid December?
And whats the best way of attaching the wood to the rock.?
The soil will remain damp enough inside the storage/purchase bags, so buy those whenever it suits and store flat in a cool area without direct sunlight (dim corner, inside aquarium cabinet etc)Think ill for sure now get the soil the day before planting dampen it and leave overnight and plant the following day !
If the tank does cloud, just do some running water changes to return tank to claritywould much rather a clear tank once flooded !
If you watch the ADA scapers videos (Green Aqua and AquaFlora (I think most are on Filipe Oliveira’s YT channel)) you’ll often see them put soil everywhere, then a layer of sand overtop to highlight paths or light/shadowsand foreground keeps crossing my mind
Then do it!i am sort of really leaning towards the sand in the front left as this is where I will view from majority of the time....