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Old 07-13-2005, 09:35 AM   #11
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billy work like that needs to be kept on permenant sticky status, and added to the articles. its been almost a full year now since it was first posted, and i for one have never seen anything as good as that on this forum.

even to this day the finished product is amzing.

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Agreed.


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Old 08-02-2005, 02:24 AM   #12
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Update on my 3D Background attempt (for a 10gal):

After 3 trials, the cement over styrofoam 3D Background didn't come out good enough to receive my seal of aproval - discarded.

Issues:
1. carving styrofoam = huge mess
2. cement = more mess
3. too much water displacement by background
4. dificult to hide hardware behind background without running into #3 (increased water displacement) or diminished water flow (from canister filter).

That said:
I still didn't give up on having a 3D background for the 10gal, but I would not attempt this technique for a small tank again.
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Old 08-02-2005, 01:35 PM   #13
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what were you using to carve the stryofoam ? sulla used a heat knife, (like a wood burning craft tool, but with different ends) and if you have a harbor tool and frieght around you, i picked up a hot knife kit from them for 7bucks. i doubt i will ever use it for DIY backgrounds but if i do, at least i am ready.
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