Oh my gods, I just made the worst mess....
I started rearranging things today by removing the cabamba (sp?), which went well. I just found out that Amazon Swords have the hugest root systems ever, and no matter how slowly and carefully you pull it up, it brings a ton of dirt with it, and no matter how carefully you move it, the dirt goes everythwhere.
Right now my tank is a disaster. There is dirt in the water column, there is dirt settling all over the other plants, and it is just horrible.
Since Amazon Swords are so easy to come by, should I just cut them off below the dirt and toss them? I hate to do that, because they are beautiful, mature plants, but I don't want to make a huge mess like this every time I pull one up.