View Full Version : REALLY cheap DIY background

03-14-2007, 02:42 AM
For a really quick and cheap DIY, buy some pieces of thin foam from a dollar store, and just tape them to the back of your tank. Black looks great on my 20g, and it cost 1.00 to make the background. Quick and easy

03-14-2007, 02:58 AM

03-14-2007, 03:02 AM
it literally took 3 minutes to do. Just cut a few pieces, and its all done. The black really brings out the tetras colors.

03-14-2007, 03:24 AM
The thin closed cell foam? ive never thought of that. cool idea!

03-14-2007, 03:31 AM
Cool, I'll have to try that, thanks.

Lady Hobbs
03-14-2007, 08:44 AM
Can you take a picture for us? It sounds like a cool idea.

03-14-2007, 08:25 PM
i'll try to post a pic. The next thing i want to do is make a black background for my 10g, and cut out stars, then tape yellow behind the black so it looks like theres yellow stars. The only thing is the previous owners of the tank glued a storebought background to the tank.

03-14-2007, 09:48 PM
well, im going to try something for the 20g. Im going to cut out a logo into the black, then put another color behind like the stars. hope it works.

05-20-2007, 04:26 AM
some people seem interested in this, so im bumping it up

07-09-2007, 05:46 PM
i am using a medium "sea blueish green" set of pillow shams. they look pretty nice, and since no one uses shams.. i just found the set laying in the linen closet.. haha

01-01-2008, 05:06 AM
aluminum foil works good and reflects light great

01-13-2008, 02:24 PM
I'm a disney nut. Free background courtesy of my local video store.

01-13-2008, 04:40 PM
cool cocoa.......thanks.