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Old 03-10-2011, 11:55 PM   #1
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What it the best Material to use for the background on my 75 and 30g tanks? I really dont want to pay the high prices for the premade backgrounds.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:58 PM   #2
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I use vinyl material from a fabric shop, hung with office clips.
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:56 AM   #4
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Like rookie just said - spray paint (fusion) from Wally World or wherever you can buy it!
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:16 AM   #5
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+1 for spray paint.
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:39 AM   #6
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I used exterior paint on my tanks. Applied it with a roller, and you dont see the stipple due to the glass. Less mess than spraypaint IMO...
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Don't mean to hijack, but what if you change your mind about painting the back? Is there a safe, efficient way to get it off?
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:35 AM   #8
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I use SeaView on my backgrounds. It really makes them pop and no bubbles in that way. I know petco had it at one point and I know you can purchase it online. IMO a balck/blue or even background with plants looks just as good as the spray paint. Very easy clean up if you want to change, peel off background and windex.. good to go! Check it out

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I use SeaView on my backgrounds. It really makes them pop and no bubbles in that way. I know petco had it at one point and I know you can purchase it online. IMO a balck/blue or even background with plants looks just as good as the spray paint. Very easy clean up if you want to change, peel off background and windex.. good to go! Check it out

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I use the seaview as well. Got a little sloppy on my sw tank tho so I might paint it.
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You don't need much Ive had it on my tank for over a year now. If there was a bubble or dry spot just peeled back and added a lil more. I used a paper towel maybe that held it better idk Not bad for $5 though. I know scraping paint can be a real pain in the *** (painter myself) just throwin another option out there.

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