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Old 02-09-2012, 10:53 PM   #31
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I'm new to this, but I just got some window film(tint for a car) and used that. I think it's a cheaper than going the blue plastic. I think it looks better too. And you won't have the problem of water seeping in between the paper as he said.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:57 PM   #32
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Yes, I'd rather have painted it but my wife doesnt object to many things -- so, when she does: I play along!
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:59 PM   #33
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Yes, I'd rather have painted it but my wife doesnt object to many things -- so, when she does: I play along!
Lol... Smart man. Do whatever she wants to get her into the fish hobby!!
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:00 PM   #34
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Lol... Smart man. Do whatever she wants to get her into the fish hobby!!
So true. i like the window tint idea, is that a black background or does it turn out blue?
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:05 PM   #35
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Ha-ha! Yes, gotta pick your battles!
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I would assume it turns out whatever color you pick. They have all sorts of colors. I had a box of black left over, so mine turned out black.
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Window is a good idea, I have the back of my 45g tinted and it looks ok, it's only slightly tinted but a black tint or dark blue would look nice. Another option is to use the gel to attach the background or I've heard of people using cooking oil. If you go with tint get as dark as you can.
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:24 PM   #38
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Looks good..nice and high ,,i like that look..Is the whole front panel going to be hinged or are you making access doors?
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' access doors. Im working on em now!
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