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Painting an aquarium with the fish in it?
Old 02-13-2012, 02:53 PM   #11
 
We all tend to be harder on ourselves than others. I think it looks fine, just nurse the puppy back to health and worry about the paint later
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:07 PM   #12
 
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Can you get poster board that is 4 feet long? Seams wouldn't be real attractive either. Then, how do you get it to stay in place?
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:12 PM   #13
 
If you get a industrial black bin bags there sound for back grounds
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:21 PM   #14
 
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i second the motion to leave it, once it fills in you wont even see it! I kinda like the look of it anyway. black construction paper will almost have to have seams, which will be visible.
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:40 PM   #15
 
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If you get a industrial black bin bags there sound for back grounds

Bin bags? I am not familiar with those. What are they used for and where would I get something like that?
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:00 PM   #16
 
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I think Bozz is talking about big black trash bags. That's an idea I've never thought to use. I should try it out on my 55 gal.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:17 PM   #17
 
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I think Bozz is talking about big black trash bags. That's an idea I've never thought to use. I should try it out on my 55 gal.
But how do you get those to stick on the glass? I think it would look much how what I have now looks. Kind of wrinkly.
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:44 PM   #18
 
you could always go where they sell textile and pickup something like a peice of cloth that they would cut to the lenght and height you need?
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:54 PM   #19
 
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Try and find some of this. I have used it on my 75g tank which had the same problem as yours.

Take the background off, smear that stuff all over and put it back on. Using something with a flat end and preferably rubber, start from one side of the tank and work your way across and you will find you have got rid of most of the air bubbles.

If you have a magnetic algae scrapper that works well also (just go very slowly)
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:07 PM   #20
 
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But how do you get those to stick on the glass? I think it would look much how what I have now looks. Kind of wrinkly.
Hmm. Maybe cut it, flatten it out, and tape it to the top and bottom of the tank. I'm not at home right now, so I can't experiment to see what works best.
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