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Old 09-18-2003, 01:36 AM   #1
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Darn background!

I will definetly remember this mistake for the next time I set up my tank. I waited til the tank was filled and was immovable before deciding I was gonna put a blue background on it. Well I got about 1 inch of space to try and put it on with...not an easy task, with all the air bubbles....ugh!! Any ideas out there??
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Old 09-18-2003, 06:10 AM   #2
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How are you trying to afix it to the tank? Vasaline? If so, try to find a small extendable squeegee
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[qoute]Vasaline[/quote]was this serious? I've always just hung them on the back of the tank with tape... :|

as a side note.. trigger happy.... you may find only 1" of space to be quite limitting for other things such as wiring for lights, plumbing sumps/fuges/filters etc... how far along is your tank?
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mount the background to a piece of 1/8 in plywood cut to correct h and w fo fit between the molding strips duct tape the board with background to tank...just a thought.
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Yes I was serious, some people swear by it, I personally have never tried it, but figured with the air bubbles comment it was something like that.
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I was just using water and squeejeeing (is that a word ) the air with a cd case. Actually I may have about 1 1/2 or 2 inches cause I have the filter on the back. I did not think of using vaseline. Ill give it a try tonite...hmmm.
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another good way to attach background is use a liquid floor wax. It drys clear and is easy to remove from glass. I use it with colored trash bags....if you leave some air pockets in the bags it adds a nice look to the background and when you get tired of it buy a different color bag!! HTH
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...or i could just wait for the algae to grow on the back, and have a natural background ...but that could take awhile... thanks guys.
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In my FW tanks I liked to use aluminum foil ! Makes great patterns and you can mold it to look like caves and ledges too...
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