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Old 10-19-2008, 05:33 PM   #11
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yeah, thats what i liked bout it....made it look huge. not that it wasnt already.

i didnt even think of razor-blading it.
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:47 PM   #12
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I have actually scraped paint off the glass with my finger nail. The paint doesn't really stick to the glass very well and can be removed pretty easily. Though like I said it would be a pain to try with the tank set up.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:56 PM   #13
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how bout mirrors lol....im not joking

mirrors make everything look more spacious

how bout mirrors
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:00 PM   #14
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my wife seems to think itll freak the fish out.


thoughts...comments please
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I have seen a few tanks with mirror backgrounds and they look pretty cool. I'm not sure about how the fish handle it as I was looking at pictures and did not get a chance to talk to the people who owned the tanks.
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I've had solid colors (blue, black), and background prints. I prefer the prints. The solid colors just make the aquascape seem incomplete to me. Although those new foam backgrounds seem pretty darn cool---and they don't only hide the stuff behind the tank, but the equipment inside the tank too.



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Old 10-22-2008, 07:04 PM   #17
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whoa...

thats a way cool idea.

where the heck can i find those
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:30 AM   #18
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im sorry this has not to do w/ the rock back grounds although this may help

MagNaturals Rock Ledge

but i was wondering rob, is your picture a toilet seat w/ thumb tacks on it?

i went through my archives but and google, fustrateing i cannot find what i am looking for, someone on this site made a post w/ a link i had gone to some months ago.

there are some foam rocks that this company makes, very realistic and these rocks come in many many shapes and sizes full of pot holes just like real rock, made of a foam w/ magnets in them allowing them to stick to walls, coraline algea grows on them just like near by corals, they help make any tank look great for fresh water too. im sorry, maybe a new thread about foam rocks will bring up the page.
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There are many companies that offer the foam backgrounds. The better looking ones I find are in Europe. They will also make custom sizes if you require.

Unfortunately I can't go searching right now as I'm at work, but if you search google for "3D Aquarium Background" you'll find a whole bunch of sites.
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I don't use background. I just hate that. When I do (yes it happen), I use a plain color (white is my favourite). I try to glue it to the glass to make it look nicer. Unfortunatly, my las attempt to glue it using Vaseline was a real mess.

There is one thing I want to try. Instead of using paint, why not use liquid latex? I am sure that would hold to the glass like nothing else. The idea is that it can be remove easily (if the latex is tick enough).
I never tried that but I will!
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