I have been talking about building a DP tank for awhile now, Well last night I finally I started setting up what I have gotten so far here are some pics of what I have done.
There many things that I learned during this setup and many things that I will do differently next time LoL
THe first thing I did was rinse the sand which was a long process mainly because my daughter wanted to "help".
So with all the sand rinsed and in the tank I proceed to fill up the tank completely not thinking I need to wait till I place my plants and decorations in the tank first.
Well I let the water and sand settler down for a couple of hours waiting till my daugther goes to bed.
Finally about 11 or 12 I started working on the tank after drain some of the water so I could place the driftwood first and work around it. Hoping it would sink this time but NOO it refuses to. So now I have to drain the water completely in the tank which wasn't easy since my siphon didn't want to pull some of the sand out of the tank for my to get all the water out but I finally got it out.
I used some suction cups which I had Hoping with those and some fishing line I had gotten would work.
Now I don't know if anyone has ever tried to place suction to glass that has sand on it but it is not as easy as it sounds
keeping in mind it is late at this point and I am not thinking straight. After fighting with the wet sand and the suction cups I finally got the peice of wood "tied down" and the planted in the tank along with some plants that I got.
I say "tied down" because when I got up this morning and looked at the tank two of the suction cups let go and the driftwood was stand up. So I had some rocks left over so I cut the cups off and placed the rocks over that end of the wood and it is holding it down for now. Hoping it will stay and the other suction cup won't turn loose. This is still a working process and I am planning on getting more plants later this week before the little guys/gals get here on friday.
Well here is some pics of what I did and what happened LoL.