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Old 02-20-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
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New setup!!

I just recently switched from gravel to sand and I have to say... It was well worth the 4 hours it took to clean the sand .

Hopefully I can find another piece of driftwood similar to the piece I already have. I want to anchor them on each end of the tank and have the branches reaching into the centre of the tank. Going for a "cross section of a river" look... If that makes any sense

Let me know what you think?
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:52 PM   #2
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:58 PM   #3
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Love the new layout. The sand looks really good! I am always a sand person over gravel.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:33 PM   #4
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Thanks! I'd like to replace the background but I'm not sure what I should get. I'd love to paint the back but it's too late for that.

Does anyone know of a good website I can buy backgrounds from?
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Thanks! I'd like to replace the background but I'm not sure what I should get. I'd love to paint the back but it's too late for that.

Does anyone know of a good website I can buy backgrounds from?
I think it's still possible. I would remove half or 3/4 the water and cover everything with newspaper. That's essentially what I did.
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The tank is too close to the wall to paint at this point. Its a 55g and I have no intentions of moving it anytime soon.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:25 PM   #7
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Looks good. Nice setup.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:40 PM   #8
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Yeah man set up looks good.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:47 PM   #9
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The tank is too close to the wall to paint at this point. Its a 55g and I have no intentions of moving it anytime soon.
Cornstar is right, never too late. If your doing 50% pwc's, just go to 70% and it's easily done. I was in your position a few months ago and had no intention. I had two different backgrounds in less than a year and i got sick of them bubbling. When i used backgrounds, i always used Seaview to secure them, imo taping them is not as good as using Seaview. The background looks way better with Seaview.. I thought while i had the tank moved out to replace the background AGAIN, i just thought sod it, and painted it. It is so easy, cheap, quick and imo looks much better. I have black myself but have seen some beautiful dark blue's in the photo section...
I am so glad i did it and it makes everything stand out in the tank.. If your worried, in the future, it can be easily removed from a glass tank with a blade...
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Good looking tank!!! I'm working on getting my 55 going now too, I also went with sand instead of gravel in my new tank and like it much better! I just purchased background yesterday from petco, it is black on one side and dark blue on the other and looks very nice when I hold it up. I have not yet attached it to the tank, but sounds like I may need to try the seaview stuff that Ian086 is talking about
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:51 PM   #11
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Thanks for the input everyone!
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:04 PM   #12
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Thanks for the input everyone!
Sorry i meant to add in my post, Very nice set-up!!!!
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:45 PM   #13
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Looks ggggrreat
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