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Old 03-09-2008, 11:13 PM   #11
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I use tape, either scotch tape or other that will not peel the paint off. I have even used electrical tape and works rather well.
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:09 AM   #12
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how would you make a 3D background on the inside of the tank??
i was thinking more on the likes of this Cava Aquascaping

i've never tried anything like this b4 but maybe some day i'll get happy with some silicone and pieces of rock or something.
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:13 AM   #13
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I used a black "cloth" like thing that you would find in a craft store. I cut it out to size and it fits perfectly on my 38 and looks great.
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Actually, vaseline is probably more dangerous.. I think it's a petroleum (sp?) byproduct isn't it..
There's water-based vaseline and there's petroleum jelly. Those two are different.
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:12 PM   #15
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Drop me a link. Don't know that I've ever seen a water based Vaseline (or knock off) before. Vaseline brand hand moisturizer (sp) yea, but that's it that I've seen
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:21 PM   #16
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My dad taped it up and painted the back (on the outside) deep navy blue. I like it, it works. It's starting to get some scratches in it though from a HOB filter rubbing up against it.
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:06 PM   #17
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Watercolor Background

I painted my own, using watercolors, and watercolor paper, that I stuck outside the tank facing in. I did mine similar to the blue gradient (lighter at the top, darker on the bottom) you would buy in the LFS, but, it has a more hand crafted feel and look, which is what I wanted.

here's a pic, it's darker than it looks here though: http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...ream/Green.jpg
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Very cool billydreamer, great idea. It probably was cheap too huh?
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:42 PM   #19
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Oh yeah. I't was just crayola watercolor paint, and 2 big pieces of paper (from my mom's watercolor pad) So maybe $3...Maybe $15 if you had to buy the pad?
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Nice! I like that. Hand made piece are always better.
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