Setting Up Fish Tank?

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XenoMarc

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Hello!
When setting up a fish tank, do you put the substrate and water first, then the hard scale and plants, or do you put the substrate, hardscape and plants first, then the water?
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I put substrate then rocks, pots, ornaments then pour the water on to the rocks as not to disturb the substrate because i use sand, or you can put a plate in to pour the water on to and remove the plat and lastly plants.
 

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I put substrate first then the hardscape and then fill it up with a small amount of water and plant my plants. Then I fill the whole thing.
 

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I do substrate and then Water about 1/3 full. Then hardscaping and maybe a couple plants. Then another 1/3 water (2/3 full). Then finalize all the plants. Rearrange everything how I want. Then I fill completely.
 

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I put the substrate in, then water (using a plate to stop disturbance of sand) & then the hardscape & plants. (Aside from my saltwater aquarium where I put the live rock in before the sand to ensure the live rock wouldn't fall when stacked.)
 
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