Fishing line and tupperware lids buried in the substrate are how I weighed down my driftwood, so that should be a good option.
I am about to try that because it still floats lol. so the tupperware lid... you just cover it with the substrate and it will hold it down? Good because I DO want to get it started. I want to have it running for 3+ months to get everything balanced and lots of biofilm for them to eat :-)
Well... She is finally set up... My pride and joy. I am so excited to get plants and then my shrimp. Im picking up two Ottos today. It sounds like I need to let the biofilm grow for a couple months before its ready for shrimpies so the Ottos will keep it cycled. Question for anyone tho... Is that actually true? Or can I get them now?
I have 2 things left to get for my tank... A dropcheckerand a tds meter.
Holy F@#$, it's been a whole year since you got the driftwood and you haven't even made much progress! (Granted, the few months to water-log your driftwood probably accounted for most of it)
Yea It took probably over 6 months to get it to sink and it STILL wont... But that black rock in the back is tied to it so it works :-)
I did a TON of triming and am going to tonight/tomorrow do a lot more trimming. I need to get some ferts badly but my new couch is coming in tonight so it might have to wait until tomorrow. I took a good 2-3 months off also since i was planning on moving. W only did Water changes, no ferts and no co2 so the growth actualy came to a standstill. Infact it looks like it mostly died.
But once the couch is here I can set the tank where I want it and be done. :-)