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Old 09-29-2014, 03:23 AM   #1
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DIY 3D Background

So, I've started making a 3D background for my 10 gallon as a test. I'm at the point where I'm to use cement to coat it. Thin layer, thick layer, thin layer. Now, I know the concrete raises pH so you fill drain fill drain etc., so my question is once you get the pH down will it stay down?

If this works well and the pH stabilizes I plan on doing this with my other 9 tanks.

Thanks. Will post pictures as I progress if any of you are interested. I'll take some in the morning.


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Old 09-29-2014, 01:40 PM   #2
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Anyone have experience with this?


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Old 09-29-2014, 01:48 PM   #3
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I have made one a long time ago but never finished the final coating. Sorry I am unable to help with your questions.


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Old 09-29-2014, 02:37 PM   #4
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I have made one a long time ago but never finished the final coating. Sorry I am unable to help with your questions.


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That's ok thanks for responding


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Old 09-30-2014, 05:00 AM   #5
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This was my original layout. I moved some of them around.

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This is after the first layer of concrete. I am going to start adding a concrete tint after the next layer.

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I am also going to be siliconing in some green plants against the grey faux rock background. Just the bases though so I will still be able to pull them off and clean them.

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Any suggestions are appreciated!!!!


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This is looking so good


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