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Old 02-29-2004, 11:31 PM   #1
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Colored backing for large tank?

I have a large glass tank and it sits in front of an off-white wall. My eyes are drawn to the power cords and hob filter as they are black in color. I would like to add something to the back of the tank so I won't be able to see the wall anymore. I am hoping there is some sort of product that can turn the back glass of my tank black or dark blue.... like maybe window tint or something.

The only thing I have been able to find was at a lfs. They have this contact/static film that has an underwater scene on it. It's for smaller tanks and the design is... umm... not very pretty. I would rather a solid color... no designs.

Any suggestins? Links to specific products would be extremely helpful!
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Old 03-01-2004, 10:05 AM   #2
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You could try photographic background paper and cello tape to make your own background.

The paper comes in rolls anywhere from 26" by 12yards, up to 107" x 24yards and in just about any color you could want. All for $15 to $50 (depending on size).

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Old 03-01-2004, 03:15 PM   #3
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I when to petco and it took a lot of looking but found a blue background. it starts at a light blue and goes down to a dark blue at the bottom. it was like .99 a foot. and on the other side it is black. i put it inder the fram and taped the sides.
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You can also paint the outside of the back of your tank black or blue.
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I'm with oscarbreeder. Paint works the best. A standard latex works well. It usually takes 2 or 3 coats to cover well, but since latex is, well latex, it is flexible so it doesn't flake and stays very well yet can be removed with a razor with ease.

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You can also paint the outside of the back of your tank black or blue.
SHUCKS! I wish I would have known about this before the tank got set up! There is only about 3 inches between the wall and the tank and the tank is about 3 feet wide so really I can't get back there now.

Thanks WarOrks15 - I'll try Petco and ask somebody. I've snooped about in there, but nothing like that has ever caught my eye.
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