Re: Mudflow, don't try this at home

>> 1) What is the best way to remove plants from a setup like mine
>> damaging the substrate?
>That's why I like to keep soil contained in pots.  I recognize its
>tremendous value, particularly for some specific plants, but I
>don't want to risk just what happened to you.  So my soil needing
>plants are potted, and the pots are sunk in the substrate.  When
>the tank is fully planted, the pots are completely hidden.
So I take it you use just a plain gravel substrate.

How deep do you make your substrate? Do you standard plastic nursery pots,
or do you use low profile "fat and short" containers?