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Old 02-27-2011, 03:04 PM   #21
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Here's some old photos I have....

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Old 02-27-2011, 03:13 PM   #22
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amazing tanks i like the background on the 29g alot

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Old 02-27-2011, 03:18 PM   #23
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Just remember that if you are painting it like these, do several thin coats. Paint runs on glass really easy. Even if the tank is on it's side, if there's a slight slope and you spray thick, it will run a little. I did my 75G on the stand, so I really had to be careful and do real thin coats. And it's going to take you more than one can. The 29G I think took 2 cans. If you don't, the thin areas will show light through the paint. I also used a flashlight to check for the light spots and did extra coats over the thin areas after it all dried.
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:05 PM   #24
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You used it on glass? Does it work well on acrylic?
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:55 PM   #25
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I made my own background, well me and Lilly. We just drew it on construction paper. It doesn't look professional but she's 8 and it makes her happy. We drew some goldfish that she couldn't have in her 10gallon a space ship with aliens abducting a fish and then she drew another frank lol my leporinus.

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Old 02-27-2011, 05:59 PM   #26
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amazing tanks i like the background on the 29g alot

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I second that. The sparkling black is awesome.

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Old 02-27-2011, 07:50 PM   #27
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You used it on glass? Does it work well on acrylic?
I've never tried it on acrylic, so I don't know. My tanks are glass. And works well on glass.
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:30 PM   #28
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I paint my tank backgrounds black. It really brings out the colors of the fish and plants, and costs $1.97 to do.
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I wonder if you can use acrylic paint on acrylic...hmmm?
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:02 PM   #30
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I havent got a background on mines yet nearly three months now too, ill need to get one
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