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    I was wandering the store yesterday thinking of something different for a background and was thinking a person can use a lot of things other than the piece of background for fish tanks that cost too much and all look the same.

    I almost grabbed a straw rug but it wasn't long enough. I thought of fabric shower curtains that are water resilient. Even the vinyl ones or vinyl table cloth covers from the dollar store. You could do a lot of tanks with one of those for a couple bucks.

    One of my tanks now has a leopard print background that I cut from a sheet.

    I need more idea's!! I change my backgrounds about every 2 months because I get bored with them. I have all black on two tanks and like it fine but it makes the tank too dark and the lights have to be on all day to see the fish.

    Now I'm thinking of going to the fabric store and seeing if I can find some faux suede in gray.

    I need some idea's guys.

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    How about them bamboo placemats you can buy?

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    You know, I actually looked at them. They had some awesome wood ones, straw too, but dang, it would take a bunch of them. Ya know, I wonder if Home Depot has bigger straw rugs. hummmmm

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    Try some garden places, maybe you could get something like a thatched straw divider for a reasonable price.

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    Sounds like a plan. It's hell getting behind those tanks so I want something I will stick with for awhile. LOL

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    No idea for a background :) Just wanted to say your clown loaches look in real good shape.

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    Thanks Dave. I snuck up on them when they were sleeping. I told you before they were 2 years old but after I thought about it for 2 seconds, they are only one year old. Two must be girls as they are larger than the others.

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    my friend has a bamboo sheet across his pool fence that just looks like the place mats but much bigger

    perhaps a hardware store or landscaping place would have something like that

    couldnt be much for a few meters

    im currently trying out making a foam back ground on a smaller scale then normal (about a 10g tank) to see how hard it is because i want to do one for the 100g
    30g Planted - Rocky Balbetta, albino corys, Neons, Bolivian rams
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    dont know if you remember, but on my old 15g i made a foam background out of those thin foam sheets from the dollar store. it looked pretty good

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    Everyone recommended a plain black background. I went out and bought a piece of black foamboard to fit my 29 and I love it. The only thing is now inthe sides of my tank I think my fish see their reflections or something and they like to swim into the wall. I don't know it may just be me but my rasboras started acting kind of funny when I got my black background. I haven't been home in a week though so they might be used to it now.

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