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Old 01-02-2014, 09:00 PM   #1
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Hey guys just wondering what you think is the best way to get a back ground black on a tank that's already set up there isn't much room behind the tank
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I used to use a black trash bag. Try it!
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I might just do that how did you fix it to the tank and can you see and crinkles in it
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I just pulled the whole thing tight when it was on the back of the tank. I smoothed out the wrinkles and then cut it to the right size and invisible taped it. This is how it looks.
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I can't see the picture my phone keeps doing that :/ also I can't get behind it beside my tank to cut it it's in a spot between my chest of draws and a wall
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I can't see the picture my phone keeps doing that :/ also I can't get behind it beside my tank to cut it it's in a spot between my chest of draws and a wall
You could paint it on using a roller used for painting behind radiators. It long and narrow and will easily do the job.....
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you could cut and measure a piece of black plastic (trash bag I guess would work, some LFS also sell black backgrounds) using the front of the tank as a guide, then weasel it behind and tape it tight.
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You could paint it on using a roller used for painting behind radiators. It long and narrow and will easily do the job.....
+1 This sounds the easiest.
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You could paint it on using a roller used for painting behind radiators. It long and narrow and will easily do the job.....

Could you do this without emptying the tank ?
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Could you do this without emptying the tank ?

I don't see why not as long as you are very very very careful not to get any paint in the water and if your filter is on the back you would need to relocate it for a while (I'm sure this is obvious but worth mentioning). The paint is not going to leach through the glass.
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