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Old 09-23-2012, 03:40 PM   #1
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Aquarium backgrounds...

Is there a place to buy backgrounds off the net that won't cost twice as much as finding them in the store? My LFS does not have one I like where it would be $6-$8. I found one I like on the net, but with shipping it will be closer to $14-$15 to get it. Not terrible, but I figured if it is possible to be less, someone here will know.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:42 PM   #2
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If you just want something simple, then buy some black poster board and tape it on.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:37 PM   #3
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Amazon.com: River Rock/Sea of Green Reversible Background - 24": Pet Supplies

I like the river rock. I have some pea stone gravel that I am going to use and thought this background would look nice with it. I don't care for plain black backgrounds or I would totally go for your idea.
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Ebay has them in a good number of styles, sold by the foot for a few bucks per foot.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:41 AM   #5
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This is just a random thought in middle of the night, but stores like "Michael's" have tons of decorative paper for cheap. They're usually size of regular paper, but if you get some and then take them to a teachers store and have them laminate it all together, you could use that. It's a lot of steps, but you'd definitely be able to find a design you love.
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The best background I have used is 5% automotive window tint. It doesn't scratch and doesn't come off. You can use a magnetic glass cleaner on it with no problems
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