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Old 03-26-2016, 01:14 PM   #1
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newbie first attempt at 3d background

just new here i used to have a fw aquarium about 20 years ago god how things have moved on since then ha my tank is not set up yet as i am in middle of a 3d background project i fancyed something a bit different and the attached pick is what i came up with i am wondering as i am covering in rapid set cement is there a clear sealer of any kind you can use or should i just cycle the water a good few times untill ph steadies off
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Your pic link didn't show. You should be able to find aquarium-safe clear silicone at any LFS, or often in hardware stores.
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:52 PM   #3
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thank you

lol I am a bit of a tecnophobe I think I put photo in video part but have attached a photo now lol
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Old 03-26-2016, 10:03 PM   #4
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WoW that looks awesome fish are going to love it , how long did something like that take to build? for a first attempt you did a nice job look forward seeing it when it's stocked , I would also like to welcome you to AA .
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:55 AM   #5
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hey 54 seaweed

thank you for the welcome the background has taken me a week but only a hour or 2 on weeknights but I nocked of work on Thursday for long weekend and done a 12 hour shift on it then same yesterday and just last coat today I am going to pick out some of the detail with a feathered brush and light grey cement for final touch hope to have fish in it by end of april first I need to build a new hood to take the light fittings and either build a cabinet for under it or buy one so it blends in with my living area lol
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whoah wasnt expecting that. looks real good. cant wait to see the tank all set up!
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It's gonna take a solid month at least before the cement cures. Keep an eye on pH and do a 100% water change when it spikes too high to read any longer.

Very nice job though!
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Hot melt glue

Will hot melt glue for glueing rocks together in my tank? Thanks David
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That looks really cool. Great job!
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