I also have some drift wood that i am waiting for it t sink. Water is mostly clear now, but I have to still hold the wood down with a rock. I have it in t tote, here are some pic of the aquascape from all 4 angles. I used black vinal for the back.
minwax polyshades, stain&polyurethatne in 1, classic black satin. 4 coats with a 220 sand in between each coat. Started out using a purdy brush for stain but couldn't get a smooth even finish, the final coat i used sponge brush that worked great.
Almost ready for water, I got a Fluval G3 filter, Hydor in line heater, 2 Current Trueluman Pro 12" 8K lights, and 2 sets of Current moon lights, and 2 bags of EC. I am makeing a light a hanging light fixture out of leftover oak and conduit.
Ok now I have water and some life in my tank. I got the Finnex 810 heater controller that livingword26 suggested to me. I ordered from kensfish and actually got the 810m, not going to complain about that. I have a small amazon sword, jungle val, hornword, and another plant that i dont know the name of (came on a piece of driftwood from petco. 6 neon tetras, 3 albino cory cats, 1 guppy and a dwarf fire gourami. My Ammonia and Nitrites are at 0ppm, Nitrates is 5ppm, PH is 7.6,GH 7, KH 4, and EC us/cm is 392. I have been doing 5g water changes with RODI water to try to bring down the EC, and GH, and hopeing the PH will follow. I would like to put angles in here so a lower PH would be better, any suggestions or opinions are welcome.