So this weld on stuff has got to be used with a syringe with a small enough gauge to control it. I discovered that most of my mistakes have been caused by my syringe needle being too wide and i couldnt retain the bonding agent in it so i spilled a lot. CIMG2358.jpg
Finally sanded and welded the first platform into the 1.5g tank. The platform slopes down as it gets to the other side because i need it to redirect the flow of the water from the main 5g tank underneath it. This will allow the force of the water to be mitigated so the water drifts upward and down the water fall instead of causing all the water in the tank to swirl like a toilet bowl. The betta will not enjoy that. I also measured it so that after adding substrate, the betta will not be able to get underneath it as the space between the platform and substrate will be too small allowing me to keep shrimp. They will serve as food for the betta if i go on vacation and maybe the flow of the waterfall with wash some of them down to the puffer to feed the puffer too. If im lucky, maybe the CIMG2359.jpg
This is what happens when Weld-On goes wild. Those streaks are permanent, they dissolved parts of the acrylic, its almost impossible to sand it out, im gonna have to live with those streaks... forever... and ever... CIMG2360.jpg
Stencil of what im painting and second platform. Im gonna try and get a floating moss island with that second platform. Why? I have no idea. CIMG2361.jpg
Inside of the 1.5g CIMG2362.jpg
Also finally sanded off the paint on the side, it only took 4 hrs of my life and my entire right arm is numb. Had to use a knife to scrape off the majority of it and sand it down, scrape, sand, scrape, sand. Hole is going low and as far back as the tank will allow so the pump isnt sitting in the middle of the side of the tank.
Progress is still slow though, gonna go buy a drill or borrow a friends hopefully tomorrow, will also be installing the underground cave soon. You can see part of it in the last photo. Once the hole is drilled and cave installed, all i need to do install the lip of the waterfall an figure out the impact zone of the water.