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quarryshark 03-08-2004 01:51 PM

Natural background
 
Hi All,
from the attached picture I'm sure you can see my need for a background. My tanks is a 210 gallon, 30" high. No one that I can find, makes a 30" high background so I decided to make a live rock wall between the overflows. My plan is to get some live rock rubble, glue them together using some sort of water safe epoxy. Drain 1/2 the tank into garbage cans and glue the wall to the glass. Anyone ever try this? Any tips? Also any suggestions as to some good quality adhesive?
Thank you for your time.

kidkameleon3 03-08-2004 04:13 PM

alot of lfs tanks I have seen build the back wall until you can't see it with just live rock, kinda like a sea clif.I think they look good.Post a pic when your done and good luck

fishfreek 03-08-2004 06:12 PM

I would not do it. Silicon will hold the rock to the glass but you have to get it to setup first.

Why not just cover the back of the tank with a solid color like dark blue or black. I would not pile up rocks directly aganst the back glass as that would inhibit good water circulation around the rocks and provide places for detrius to collect eventually causing algae issues.

quarryshark 03-08-2004 09:32 PM

Ahh, didn't think of that , thanks! :idea:

jerejohnson 03-08-2004 10:09 PM

you could build a spray bar behind the wall... that would solve that.

beachbumin 03-08-2004 10:23 PM

you could always paint the back

quarryshark 03-09-2004 12:15 AM

Good ideas but its up in my finished basement, against an outer wall. No way I could move it without emptying it.

XXFirefighter 03-09-2004 01:25 AM

I just di dmine with deep blue... I'll post pics when I can this week when the rock comes in !

jerejohnson 03-09-2004 09:30 AM

what i was suggesting was some thing like this http://www.duboisi.com/diy/BNdiygrotto/bndiygrotto.htm and then install a spray bar on each level so that you dont have any dead space behind for detrus. just gives you an idea. heres a pic of it http://www.duboisi.com/diy/BNdiygrotto/tank40.jpg

jerejohnson 03-09-2004 09:36 AM

sorry the links didnt work if you copy and paste they will work


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