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Old 12-12-2012, 09:22 AM   #1
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Affordable 3D Background

Hey everyone!

I am in the market for an affordable 3d background. Whether it be factory made or DIY. I am getting a 4ft tank, 122cm long x 46cm high.

Long story short I have looked at online stores and i can't seem to find anything decent that isn't foam under $300.

It is for a Malawi Cichlids tank, so I'm looking for the big boulders / rocks look. If anyone has any good DIY tutorials or has built one themselves it would be great to hear some advice from you, or if anyone knows any cheap, Australian or worldwide stores that sell some good 3d background, it would be awesome to hear from you too !

Cheers guys
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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Someone I while back posted a place that sells them pretty cheap but I don't remember the name of it.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:11 AM   #3
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That background drool worthy. I might have a try at that, got nothing to loose seeing as its the holidays! Thanks heaps!
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That background drool worthy. I might have a try at that, got nothing to loose seeing as its the holidays! Thanks heaps!
No problem
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:21 AM   #5
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That background drool worthy.
Yea he likes to show his tank off allot lol I'm just messing Andy
It truly is a nice tank.
I had built one for my 55 out of spray foam and concrete. It was a muddy mess but turned out cool in the end
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Here's my thread from a long time ago (for you to use as a possible option):

My New Tank Setup with DIY background

All of it was under $50 I believe. You would just have to cut/mold the foam into the shape that you desire.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:39 PM   #7
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Used egg crate, pond foam, river rock, PVC, JB waterweld and sand. Everything is fish safe. Total cost = 175. Took a while to build though. The wall completely hides the water filter, heater and air pump. I just put it in the tank, looks great.



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