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Old 10-20-2011, 09:51 PM   #11
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:52 PM   #12
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I've painted all the backs of my tanks a deep blue. I like it better then taping a background. Only down fall is... Well... Your kinda stuck with it. But I'm happy.

I painted 2 of my friends tanks as well... Just looks better and you can get creative. My latest tank I used 2 colors and sprayed them on so there's a light blue and a deep blue. When the light hits it you can see the hint of contrast.
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:27 AM   #13
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I decided to take the other background back and paint mine. I'm feeling creative. thanks for all the suggestions!
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:03 AM   #14
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What paint are you using? Rustolem works good. Latex paint doesn't work at all. Lol
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:24 AM   #15
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Krylon Worked well for me. All the spray paints will work fine. Just clean it well with alcohol first.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:52 AM   #16
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the seaview actually looks exactly the same as clearview, available at petco
I can't remember which I used but over a short period of time, it has become detached not only in the corners and on the edges, but also in the middle of the backing, too. I used that stuff in order to get the alleged 3D effect, but I'm not so impressed that I'll ever use it again.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:13 AM   #17
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What paint are you using? Rustolem works good. Latex paint doesn't work at all. Lol
I was going to use acrylic craft paint. Bad idea?
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:01 AM   #18
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A great invention would be to make backgrounds out of window cling material.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:36 AM   #19
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I don't really know about the that kind of paint. I tried latex and some krylon before I found something that worked. The krylon just ran and wouldn't stick and the latex cracked and just came off like tape. It was weird, but I ended up using rustolem and it worked great.
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What about applying window tint? If applied correctly it won't come off.
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