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Old 04-23-2013, 05:32 AM   #1
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3D rock back ground

I have all the supplys to make a 3D rock background in my 55 gallon African Cichlid tank but all wideos i fing and directions i find about installing it has you glueing it to the back glass. Does anyone know how i could install it with out having to glue it in. I like to change the look of my tank every so often. want a 3D background but i dont want it permanet.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:40 PM   #2
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Just make the panels tight enough so that they stay put by pressuring each other.
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I was just reading something about using strong magnets. Though it didn't really say HOW they had used them. I would assume they just glued them to the back of the background and stuck another on the outside of the tank to hold it.

You can usually get some pretty powerful magnets at the hardware store for a few bucks.
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I have been looking into something similar myself and just found this thread. the 4th page is probably the most useful IMO.


fragmag for BB reefs - The Reef Tank

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Old 06-17-2013, 01:17 AM   #5
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if you use Rare earth, ie Neodynium, all youll need is a very, very few small ones. ones half the size of a dime can hold ten pounds if that gives you any ideals
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If you're going to build it out of styro, then you could make holes in the background and fill with your substrate or gravel to weigh it down
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I have one of them, not sure i am going to use it though (It came with the tank) and it has been cut so that it is held in place by itself.
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I have one of them, not sure i am going to use it though (It came with the tank) and it has been cut so that it is held in place by itself.
Do you have any pics of how it is cut to hold itself?
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It's just cut so it is held tight around the sides and trim of the tank, here's the only photo i have.



It's 4 pieces, 2 small 2 large.
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It's just cut so it is held tight around the sides and trim of the tank, here's the only photo i have. It's 4 pieces, 2 small 2 large.
I see.. I got to thinking with a 3d background, to build it around the sides of the tank and cut it diagonal in the corner so that it keeps pressure on the back walls on all 3 sides.. Think it would work?
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