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Old 04-20-2013, 08:49 PM   #1
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Hey guys I'm trying to cover up the background of my tank because I have a mirror background and I dont like it so I bought a plastic background paper at my lfs the thing is I have to put it inside the tank but I can't get it to stay stuck on the glass is there anything I can use to make it stay like a glue or tape or something
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I highly recommend not putting it inside the tank. Is the mirror removable?
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:29 AM   #3
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No that's the problem
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:32 AM   #4
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Have you looked into 3D backgrounds?


http://www.designsbynature.net/


http://www.gillsnfins.ca/
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Yea those are nice but I just want to stick the plactic background I got I just want to know what I can use to glue it or something to make it stick
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Try some aquarium silicone that might work. That way if u ever want to take it off u can just peel it off.
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But wont the silicone harm the fish.
I really want to place the background right now I have it pinched with my two hob filter and the bottom pinched with rocks and I have left it in there for a day and my temp droped by two degress
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But wont the silicone harm the fish.
I really want to place the background right now I have it pinched with my two hob filter and the bottom pinched with rocks and I have left it in there for a day and my temp droped by two degress
Are you saying your temp dropped 2 degrees because of your background?
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:53 PM   #9
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Yea without the background its a mirror back tank and it would always be.at 80 degrees with the blue plactic paper background its at 78
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:17 PM   #10
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Most mirrors can be scraped from the back, which is a pain int the *** but would basically turn it into glass again.
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