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Old 09-12-2005, 02:05 PM   #1
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Aquarium Backgrounds?

So i have had my 75 gallon in place for well over a year now. From the back of the aquarium it is about 6 inches to the wall. I am wondering what is the best method of putting on an background? I am just looking at a blue or black background but is there a clear drying glue that can be used so it sticks?
Or is ghetto fabulous tape the answer?

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Old 09-12-2005, 02:23 PM   #2
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I've just lightly taped mine the the tank. Seems to work ok. I dont about the glue what if you ever wanted to change the backgound for some reason that might be harder to remove IMO.
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Old 09-12-2005, 02:49 PM   #3
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Thanks! Ya i was thinking the same but i found tape to look rather rough. I was hoping to find something that could be sprayed to the back of the aquarium. Most likely it would not be removed, and if it had to, i would just go buy a new tank.

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Old 09-12-2005, 03:19 PM   #4
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scotch tape is virtually invisible on my tank.
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I use scotch tape and tape it around the corners. No one has ever seen it.
BUT . . . when my dad was in the hobby, years ago, he spray painted a blue background on his tank. If you can choose the right color it can look pretty good. He said it made his tank look "deep".
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I use electrical tape on mine. it works well, and if applied carfully, leaves a clean line black line on the side of your tank. but sometimes you may find that it will come off. (mine hasn't yet, but it has on my frog tank.)

I have heard of alot of people using vasoline to adheir their backdrops to their tanks apply a very thin layer to your tanks surface and press the backdrop on.

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I have heard of alot of people using vasoline to adheir their backdrops to their tanks apply a very thin layer to your tanks surface and press the backdrop on
Sounds interesting i might just give that a shot.

Thanks all for your suggestions

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the vasoline trick only works if your background was never rolled up. i tried it with my blue/black reversible background and it just curled off at the edges... because it had been on roll at the LFS.

so, i tucked the top of the background underneath the black plastic frame at the top of the tank, and used a small piece of clear tape at the bottom to hold the corners down.

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How about rubber cement or hot glue? They are both almost clear and easily removed. I personally have that ever attractive ghetto tape (thank you very much, lol) on mine!
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