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Old 10-06-2013, 01:51 PM   #1
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3d background, need help from anyone thats build one of these.

So I'm building my 3d background for my 55 gallon freshwater tank, I'm getting to the point where I'm going to start water curing it but how do people who have build these get them to sink haha. It is made out of syrofoam. I have one more coat of quickcrete to do this afternoon and them seal it. Any help would be very grateful seeing how I've spent a lot of time on this. Cheers
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:53 PM   #2
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Heres the back of it, my ipad only lets me load one photo up at a time
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:08 PM   #3
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I think it's done by gluing it to the back or silicone to the back not sure
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:17 PM   #4
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yes silicone it to the inside of the tank it going in and fill the tank with water and start soaking.
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:31 PM   #5
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Thanks bob, should i keep my filter running while its soaking?
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:49 PM   #6
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i did and the heater i wanted it to cure as it would be in the tank
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:58 PM   #7
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Makes sense!!! Thanks for your help
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:50 PM   #8
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There it is all finished, time to water cure!!!!!!!! Bob, how long did it take for your wall to quit leeching and your water to stabilize?
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:52 PM   #9
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add some prime to the water. some take a week some take longer. after a week check all your water test . and see where it sets. when u think its ready get some test fish like some feeders from the lfs and see how it goes with them
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:03 PM   #10
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Cool! Thanks again for everything!
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