- Fine sand
- Spray Tube
Often, the owners of aquariums choose to decorate waterfalls, because it looks not only beautiful, but also spectacular. How to create a waterfall in an aquarium by yourself? To do this, you must make the illusion of falling water with the help of small grains of sand. Here the main thing – a sense of taste and creativity. To create a waterfall, you will need a spray tube, through which the sand will move, coming out of it, it will begin to fall to the bottom under the influence of gravity.
Visually it will be like falling water. However, this can be achieved only if you choose high-quality fine sand. Prepare for the fact that, despite all the simplicity, to make such a waterfall is quite difficult, you will need a lot of patience and accuracy, but if everything is done correctly, the design will amaze you with its beauty. How to make a waterfall in an aquarium in this way? The basis is the principle of injection.
At first, air bubbles rise up, from their discharge and negative pressure, sand grains will begin to rise, which, reaching the upper edge, will fall down. If you decide to make such a system in your tank, then remember that it must be isolated, otherwise the process of washing out the sand will occur.
Before installing the system in the aquarium, try several types of sand, choose one where the grains of sand are small enough, otherwise the design may not work or not produce the desired effect. At the exit end it is necessary to fix the synthetic winterizer, which will filter the sand. This must be done to ensure that the waterfall works evenly and correctly.
Sometimes, in order to achieve a greater effect, a tube with a hole into which sand enters is used, it begins to rise upwards and outwards into the upper opening, then falls downwards, and the air rises upward. Thus, there is a circulation of sand in the waterfall. As a rule, a waterfall in an aquarium is the center of an aquascape composition (creating an underwater landscape).
Additionally, it can be decorated by placing a number of decorative stones, snags or plants. It is better to place it not in the central part, but in the corner or near the wall. In no case do not install it in the middle, as this will divide the aquarium into two parts, besides it is important to remember that it is necessary to make special restraints for it, which will prevent the sand from leaching out. Do not forget that the waterfall needs to be decorated.
To do this, you will need a small sheet of waterproof material that will hide the tube and leave only the falling sand on the visible side. This version of aquascape is one of the most unusual and fashionable, but some aquarium lovers consider it too pretentious and occupying a large isolated space in the water world. Some try to do without it, because they do not understand the technology of its implementation. In fact, the design is quite simple, all the complexity – in its regulation.