Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-24-2009, 09:45 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 8
putting back drop film on tank

my fish shop told me to use vegetable oil and squeegee out air bubbles to adhere backdrop film. is there a better way to adhere this film? thanks
__________________

__________________
shark55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2009, 09:49 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 110
Installing the background. First, make sure the tank's back is very clean and dry. Then, attempt to slip the top edge of the background up underneath the top trim piece of the aquarium - just enough to make sure any water spillage will drip down the outside of the background, rather than between the background and glass. Square the background to the tank's back, then tape the top edge in place with any sort of water-resistant tape. Again, taping the whole length of the edge will keep water out. Next, trim the edges of the background, if necessary, to the size of the tank's back. Finally, tape all three remaining edges in place, preferably for their entire length.

This isn't original advice, I found it at Aquarium Backgrounds
__________________

__________________
musicman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2009, 10:29 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fishyfanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Illinois
Posts: 11,964
Moved to the General Hardware/Equipment forum.

I use the tape method. Some people use vaseline, others use oil.
__________________
Vote for Aquarium Advice

29 Gallon Lake Malawi Fry
55 Gallon Community
150 Gallon Lake Malawi Cichlid
Fishyfanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2009, 10:34 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 188
Wouldn't oil go rancid?
__________________
Ruadh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2009, 10:37 PM   #5
AA Team Emeritus
 
austinsdad's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Accokeek, Maryland
Posts: 7,694
I used tape also.
__________________
-Ray-

"Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we are here we might as well dance!"

austinsdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
drop, film, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Putting plants from ponds into tank??? FiShDuDe9 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 07-06-2009 02:22 AM
putting fish in a new tank while gone? hc8719 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 16 08-14-2006 12:04 PM
Scene back drop scares my fish DugOut Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 12 04-10-2006 03:39 AM
Putting Chaeto in the tank? TygGer Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 10-21-2004 03:27 PM
putting fish in another tank? sjohnson44030 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 11-29-2002 05:42 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.