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post #1 of 9 Old 02-16-2007, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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tank backgrounds

does anyone have other ways besides tape to attach their backgrounds to the tank?
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post #2 of 9 Old 02-16-2007, 11:29 AM
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Tape has always been my method for attaching a background to a tank. Though since I prefer a black background these days I just paint the backs of my tanks with a latex paint.
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post #3 of 9 Old 02-16-2007, 01:44 PM
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For the plastic paper backing, I use cooking oil. Smear over the back of the tank, and smooth down with a credit card.

It takes a while to get all the bubbles out, but well worth the effort. It looks much brighter than if taped to the back.

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post #4 of 9 Old 02-16-2007, 02:48 PM
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cooking oil and credit cards?

make sure you dont get that oil on your card :P
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post #5 of 9 Old 02-16-2007, 03:06 PM
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cooking oil and credit cards?

make sure you dont get that oil on your card :P
LOL - perhaps it would stop me from spending so much if I did 8)

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post #6 of 9 Old 02-16-2007, 09:14 PM
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Sounds messy. but if it works, great!

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post #7 of 9 Old 02-16-2007, 10:02 PM
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Sounds messy. but if it works, great!
yup! slap some crisco on there on and u get a much clear backround 8)
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post #8 of 9 Old 02-17-2007, 12:51 AM
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i wonder if baby shampoo would work? thats what is used by these places that put window tint on cars and trucks.They put it in a spray bottle and mix with water and spray it on then apply the tint and squeggie the excess out..
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post #9 of 9 Old 02-17-2007, 03:05 AM
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the back of my tank is painted black with chalk board paint :D

my tank before had a textured backing that you silicone into the tank.

my dads tank had stick on mirror, stuck on a board and rested to the back of his tank.

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