Ok I am sorry this took me sooooo long! I have been CRAZY busy lately starting a new company setting up a website and doing all the work on my own.
So here is the set up
Adding water to the tank is hard without this pot, the sand can move away exposing the soil underneath. (not good) Some people use a plate but I found a pot was WAY better.
Finally full! This took forever! I took water from my other 55 gallon tanks so that it would already be cycled.
I took my filters off of my other 55 gallon tanks and put them on this one to speed up the cycle of the tank. I left them on for about 8 hours or till the tank was 90% clear.
Mostly cycled tank ready for fish.
Bag O bettas ready for their new home.
Happy betta fry in his/her new tank
Video of the tank.