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Old 01-19-2015, 03:19 PM   #1
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Creating your own background

You can take any large image on a flash drive to Office Max (or a similar store) and have them blow it up to the size of your tank. We then had them laminate it and voila! A custom background! This is a photo we found online of Lambeau field. I am new here so I don't know if this is an awesome idea to you guys or if it has been discussed before but I thought I'd share.

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Old 01-19-2015, 07:00 PM   #2
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Actually an awesome idea! Thanks.
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Old 01-31-2015, 12:23 PM   #3
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nice theme tank!! I like natural looking tanks, but that looks cool.
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Thanks! The theme was mostly my husband's idea lol...

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I tried to make my own background for my QT tank buy piling up rocks in the back (it worked out pretty well), i'll try to post pics tommorow (tank will have knife fish then).
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I actually got sick of not having a background and I couldn't find any that I liked at the stores. Didn't even have plain black. So I was going through our cupboard for black cloth to hang behind and I found a black apron. Actually works and fits perfectly Click image for larger version

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I got my sister to paint a blue gradient background for my new 65g. It looks very nice. It was on a large role of paper. Click image for larger version

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Great ideas guys

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I'm glad I'm not the only one here. I went to walmart and bought black poster board and used it for my back ground.
I love the idea of finding a pic and having it blown up and laminated. Love the idea!!Click image for larger version

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I liked painting directly on the glass with cheap acrylic craft paint. Take a few colors, dab them randomly, run a brush back and forth ...

You can also have the print shops print something on static cling or vinyl that adheres. And you'll usually get a clear photo if you have 150 pixels per inch. (So, 30 inch tank your photo should be 4500 pixels wide).


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