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Old 08-26-2004, 05:55 PM   #1
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Background?

For those of you who has a background, did you paint it or tape one of those background sheets to the back?
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Old 08-26-2004, 06:01 PM   #2
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Paint! Paint! My opinion is that its the easiest, cheapest, and best looking solution. Krylon Fusion is what I used.
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Old 08-26-2004, 06:18 PM   #3
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I got the background from the LFS, then I smeared vaseline all over the front on it. I stuck it on the back, and used rubber blade (used for tinting windows) to work out all of the bubbles. It looks great. before I did this, I just had the background taped on, and it wasn't bright enough. But after the vaseline the background looks good.
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paint.
I tried teh vaseline thing, and it only held for a week. maybe I used too little vaseline...but **** if paint isn't just easier.
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I thought about paint, but my tank was already setup, so I don't think it would have been any easier for me. My next tank will be painted before I fill it.
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I would probibly paint it. If I had to do it over thats what I would have done. I have my background taped on with electrical tape right now. It Looks fine but is wrinkled a bit in places. It took several attempts and several sheets for me to get it looking good.

My background is called "deep sea" its a gradient from light blue to dark blue. Looks very nice and I doubt I would have easily gotten the subtle gradient with paint.
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Is it difficult to get a smooth finish when painting? Im a bit cautious about painting the tank.

As for the not as bright comment, I prefer a dark blue background...
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its almost impossible to get a bad finish when painting glass. I used speckle paint in order to get an irregular finish.
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I used the dark blue background and held it on with clear packing tape. I do not have it smoothed to the glass so it just looks dark and doesn't detract from the rest of the view one way or the other.
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