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  1. #11

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    I've hears of people using the darkest auto window tint they could find. I'm thinking of going that route.
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    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trillianne View Post
    If you buy a printed background, they make this stuff called "Clearview" that comes in a tube kind of like a giant glue stick. Its an oily adhesive that you can use to apply the background, and squish out all the air bubbles to make it really stick very flatly to the back. (it kind of has a texture like spray on cooking oil)

    It will make your background adhere, but when you are ready to take it off, you will be able to peel it away. Its significantly better than tape for how your background sticks and looks on the tank, imo.
    I did not have good luck with this stuff. We followed the directions precisely, got every single air bubble from between the printed (black) background and the back glass, and it was only a few weeks before the background began to peel at the edges, and bubble in the middle regions.

    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.
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    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.
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    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!

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    Good deal...your fish, plants, and hardscape will really stand out now, too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Sarah View Post
    I've hears of people using the darkest auto window tint they could find. I'm thinking of going that route.
    The tint idea is the best one I have heard yet. I think it would look nice nd uniformed, better than painting in my opinion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LionelC View Post
    The tint idea is the best one I have heard yet. I think it would look nice nd uniformed, better than painting in my opinion.


    LionelC
    Yeah, maybe so, but I've seen tint bubble and peel, too...granted, I've seen this on vehicles, which are subject to vast temp changes, but still....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Sarah View Post
    I've hears of people using the darkest auto window tint they could find. I'm thinking of going that route.
    All my tanks have this and it reflects 90% of the light back in. Easy to apply and you can usually find it on sale at various auto parts places. I got mine for 50% off at Canadian Tire. Mines been on for years...
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