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Old 12-29-2013, 05:57 PM   #1
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Garbage Bag backgrounds?

I read that someone tried this. Has anyone else?
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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I read that someone tried this. Has anyone else?
I seen quite a few posts from people trying this. Apparently it works quite well. It's also a good way of trying a black background before buying a background or painting the tank....
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:17 PM   #3
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Okay. Maybe I'll try
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:29 PM   #4
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Good idea here, I'm going to try it on my new 20!
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Good idea here, I'm going to try it on my new 20!
I would use 'masking' tape to secure it, it leaves little to no residue when you remove it.....
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I would use 'masking' tape to secure it, it leaves little to no residue when you remove it.....
Okay thx.
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I tried it briefly on my 30g and the wrinkles just looked bad, IMO. I heard of people using vegetable oil on regular backgrounds to get it to stick. Maybe something along those lines would help with wrinkles.
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I have this on one of my tanks. Need to remove any slack or your will get wrinkles. I use clear tape on the edges. If you use flash photography, it will appear shiny and distracting.
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Old 12-29-2013, 10:02 PM   #9
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I tried it briefly on my 30g and the wrinkles just looked bad, IMO. I heard of people using vegetable oil on regular backgrounds to get it to stick. Maybe something along those lines would help with wrinkles.
You could try layering it, then placing a towel over it and ironing it. Should remove the wrinkles but still a bit too fiddly for me. Better just buying some from a roll at the LFS and using Seaview or Babyoil to secure it.....
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Or do as Fresh2o said, sounds easier!!!
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