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Old 02-21-2011, 10:56 AM   #91
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Dude, I wouldn't waste money on air pumps, stones, tubing, etc either. Those filter you have will provide PLENTY of surface agitation. Bubbles just make a tank look fake IMHO.
That's cool, Because I hate running that tubing.
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I was looking at those backgrounds too, but I have a reef ready tank which is 30" deep but the ledge background only goes up to 24". What are the dimensions of the 220?
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I'll second the suggestion to paint the back of the tank black. I did it to my 40B and now I wish I'd done it to my other tanks.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:13 PM   #94
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I was looking at those backgrounds too, but I have a reef ready tank which is 30" deep but the ledge background only goes up to 24". What are the dimensions of the 220?
They go up to 30" you just have to call Matt

He told me that they have all different sizes.

Mine is 72 x 28 1/2
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:14 PM   #95
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I'll second the suggestion to paint the back of the tank black. I did it to my 40B and now I wish I'd done it to my other tanks.
Would you paint even thou I'm going with the 3D Back Ground.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:23 PM   #96
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BACK GROUND

I have been waiting for this company in Oregon to call me back.
I am really stuck on these back grounds. I know rookie don't spend that kind of money on a background. lol

I really think that it will give the tank dimension. Check the links below.
It also comes in a gray.

I'm not going to fill the tank until the sand comes in and all the plumbing is installed.

I need to run in some aeration. I'm still thinking about what to run. I could use help on this too. I would like to attach the air lines to the floor under the substrate.. Maybe using silicone to secure them. It's a really long reach to the bottom of the tank, it's 30". Messing with plumbing while filled also would be killer on my old body. LOL

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What size pump etc ?


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Available in these sizes : (L) 48″,63″,79″ X (H) 24″ , thickest part is about 6″. Total piece averages around 3-4″ thick.
This background would make the ultimate show tank and is perfect for larger tanks.
A great rock wall with an awesome ledge, a very cool piece used right side up or up side down. It just depends on if you want to use a ledge or an overhang.


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I live in Oregon, I may have better luck getting a hold of them.
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I DON'T KNOW IF THEY ARE CLOSE TO YOU . I THINK THEY ARE LOCATED IN EUGENE, OR
MATT JUST DOES NOT REPLY QUICKLY. HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO SEND ME PHOTO'S BUT I HAVE NOT SEEN THEM YET.

I'M READY TO ORDER SO THAT I CAN GET THE BACKGROUND HERE. SO I CAN CONTINUE BUILDING.
RIGHT NOW I'M IN A STAND STILL WAITING. I'M ABOUT TO TAKE ROOKIE AND JIM'S ADVISE, AND JUST PAINT IT BLACK. I THINK THE EFFECT WOULD BE AWESOME IF I COULD JUST GET IT HERE. LOL

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I'm not yelling. I left the caps on by mistake. And got lazy. lol
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Hi Hdultra,
I usually always go with black backgrounds for my tank. It looks nice and lets the fish and plants stand out. However, if you want to go with a really awesome showy tank I would so go with the 3D background!! I think it will look amazing... really gives that extra wow factor. Quite the natural affect, too. Hopefully you can get it so that your plans don't have to be delayed further. Just wanted to add my opnion and say go for it with the background! Totally support it.

As for the bubbles, I personally think they are a major hassle with all the tubing, but look really nice. However, it wouldn't be a huge deal if you decided not to get them. There are lots of other elements to this tank that can continue to bring the wow factor.

Good luck! Hope things continue to go well
Anxious to see this develop!!!
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