The live plants that I expected to be delivered at least a week ago will be arriving tomorrow or Friday. Since I'm hosting 12 for turkey day, I don't have the luxury of a weekend to transform my tank from silk to live plants. Aaaaarrrrggghhhhh!!
So I'm wondering if anyone has attempted to plant while the fish were still in the tank? I've got a 75 gallon long with a total of 33 fish (mostly tetras). I won't be changing the substrate to sand or soil but I will be adding the very small inert quartz to the gravel for roots.
Think I can get away with planting one side of the tank at a time? (i'd move the silks to the side not being planted first for hiding).