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post #1 of 17 Old 12-04-2008, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Question Help with outer space theme?

I'm just wondering if anyone has ideas, in particular, on what to do for a fishy hiding spot (cave?). I'm also open to ANY ideas with outer space.
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post #2 of 17 Old 12-04-2008, 10:38 PM
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Black Background, with white specs mixed in possibly?
Large Rocks/Texas Holey Rock?
Gray Gravel?
UFO/Alien Decor mixed in places?
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post #3 of 17 Old 12-05-2008, 01:37 AM
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i made a background for a tank once with planets. its really easy.

black background, take white spray paint and lightly spatter it so it comes out in little specs. then take a plastic cup, cut the bottom off, set it on the rim down and spray in whatever color(s) you want into the hole on the top of the cup, reds/black, blues/whites seem to work good, but any color works. then with the cup still in place, lightly spray the middle of the outside of the cup so the overspray creates a "halo" around the planet. these easily create your planets. different size circular items/cups make different size planets.

ive attached a picture of a painting i did so you can get an idea. hope its not as confusing at it sounds.

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post #4 of 17 Old 12-05-2008, 07:58 AM
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onefish2fish-beyond creative. Wow..That planet effect is very, very cool.

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post #5 of 17 Old 12-05-2008, 08:17 AM
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why thank you, bad picture quality though from the camera phone.
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post #6 of 17 Old 12-05-2008, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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onefish2fish: I LOVE it! absolutely beautiful :)
Cody: thank you!

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post #7 of 17 Old 12-08-2008, 12:30 AM
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Hmm...I was going to suggest getting Hubble images and blowing them up, printing them out, and laminating them, but onefish2fish's idea pretty much blows that out of the water. Probably a lot cheaper, too.

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post #8 of 17 Old 12-08-2008, 01:40 AM
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thank you everyone for the kind words.. if you use my idea or not, i cant wait to see pictures of what you did.
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post #9 of 17 Old 12-08-2008, 05:11 PM
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i made a background for a tank once with planets. its really easy.

black background, take white spray paint and lightly spatter it so it comes out in little specs. then take a plastic cup, cut the bottom off, set it on the rim down and spray in whatever color(s) you want into the hole on the top of the cup, reds/black, blues/whites seem to work good, but any color works. then with the cup still in place, lightly spray the middle of the outside of the cup so the overspray creates a "halo" around the planet. these easily create your planets. different size circular items/cups make different size planets.

ive attached a picture of a painting i did so you can get an idea. hope its not as confusing at it sounds.

that is awsome.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #10 of 17 Old 12-08-2008, 08:07 PM
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get some thing dome shaped and paint it to look like the moon and use it as a cave
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