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Old 04-30-2003, 07:49 PM   #1
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A pretty cool idea

This is not a very big project, but its really cool. I discovered (well i bet a lot of others have done it before me) that it works really cool to make your own backround for a tank. I took butcher paper and cut it to the size of my small aquarium, then used magazine clippings from tropical fish hobbyist to make a collage. It looks pretty cool. I also had just the normal butcher paper as a backround on another tank, which looks very good to itself. It is just a solid white backround and the shadows of the ripples look really sweet. Plus it only took about 5 minutes.
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Sounds really cool, would love to see a pic of it
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Old 04-30-2003, 08:25 PM   #3
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Yes, pics... man, whare are the pics?
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I would take pics of my betta's but my digital camera is gone and I'm a poor college student LOL
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I'll get some pics, i dont have a digital camera or scanner so mabie ill just buy a disposable one and at the store i think they have a place where you can scan your pictures and take them home on a disk, otherwise ill just go to a friends. Ill get some stuff up as soon as possible though.
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is butcher paper like wax paper? or is it the same thing? or different?
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Here I finally got pics of the collage, check my gallery.
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97 views and 6 replies? Give me some feedback yo
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Old 05-13-2003, 06:51 PM   #9
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Backgrounds...

You Know that colored foil background that some fish stores sell. Flower shops use the same sort of thing to wrap their flower pots and will sell it to you a bit cheaper most of the time. You could also take a picture of your favorite fish and blow it up and use that as a background. My favorite type of background is something that looks like cliffs...
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I took a piece of oak tag, and put a piece of colored tissue paper over it. Light light blueish. then I cut out shapes, fish, etc from darker colored tissue paper and glued that on. Let it dry and hung it on the back of the tank. It looks really neat.
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