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Old 08-30-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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New tank background

Ok so I've set my sights on a 330 litre tank from all pond Solutions trouble is that it's 29inchs deep an only backgrounds I can find are 24 inchs high ? So am looking for dark blue or maybe black for Malawi tank, can I paint it if so what paint an what method don't want brush strokes. This is gonna be a brand new unit an I don't want to mess up straight off
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:24 AM   #2
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what i did was get a piece of acrylic or plexi glass cut it to the size in between the top and bottom braces painted it black with a bit of flake in it then sprayed it with a rubber coating to make it deeper and opaque i hold it up with my power heads since they have magnets and my plumbing also holds it in place cost my $35 bucks to do it and if i ever change my mind i can remove and replace with something new
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:50 AM   #3
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Me and my friend got some light blue rapping paper and cut one to the exact size of my tank and it works great
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Many thanks for the ideas people
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:29 PM   #5
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New York City Skyline.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:05 PM   #6
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Haha yeah or suppose London
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:04 AM   #7
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paint it. get some Crafting paint from walmart or a craft store. I have painted 3 tanks now black and they look so much better. I did scratch my column tank when I put the HOB filter on tho =( Its pretty cheap to do to. Just do a coat with a paint roller, I found the cotton rollers seem to do better, just keep a lot of paint on the roller, try not to smear the paint. Let it dry really well then do another coat. 2 seem to be just fine.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:11 PM   #8
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I buy a vinyl back ground from my lfs its basically a huge sticker on a big roll and they have it in a bunch of difernt heights after usin that ill never paint a tank again it jolds up 10 times better and wont scratch or flake
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:33 PM   #9
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I was cleaning out my nooks and crannies around here. I ended up finding a sheet of wallpaper that could fit my 55g and a piec eof ci=ontact paper that works on my 38 column. Can't beat free and they look pretty good!
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:35 AM   #10
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Hey! Can I just ask a quick question about all pond solutions? Is the filtration which comes with it good? Thanks and sorry for going off topic.
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