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Thread: I need a background!
02-13-2014, 09:26 PM #11
I've hears of people using the darkest auto window tint they could find. I'm thinking of going that route.Don't poke the crazy
03-11-2014, 02:49 AM #12
I was thinking of painting my own background with acrylic paint which can be washed off. That way I can make my own background landscape...and also change my mind at will...
03-11-2014, 03:06 AM #13
I will paint my next tank's back glass before I set it up, too many here have had great success with that method to ignore. Please don't attempt to paint a background on a tank that is established and has fish in already.
The easiest, least expensive, and most readily replaceable background is colored posterboard, as has been mentioned.
03-11-2014, 03:34 PM #14
Painting the glass is a good way to go as it generally doesn't show water damage, however it can be difficult to get off later.
I had the same worry with my tank and found a great solution. I went to the fabric store and got a few yards of a textured fake leather. Then used some velcro strips to secure it to the top and bottom of the tank (although I had to staple the strips to the leather since the adhesive wouldn't stick). Took about $15 to setup, looks great and is super easy to clean if needed. Just pull off the sheet, wipe down and restick with the velcro.75G Planted Community Tank:
Neon Tetras, Glowlight Tetras, Platties, Guppies, and Corries,
with 4 hang off breeder tanks for Blue/Red Platty Project
03-11-2014, 03:40 PM #15
I was worried about chemicals if I painted my established tank...so for now I went with the cheap option of poster board. Looks 20 times better than my wall and all the cords hanging there.20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!
03-11-2014, 03:47 PM #16
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03-11-2014, 06:29 PM #19
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03-17-2014, 09:45 PM #20