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I have dark blue pebbles in my tank but I'm not sure if I should have black background, what do you guys think? Should ...
I was thinking about bight colour but I have saw people making awesome background for their fish tank out of foam on here but I am bit worried about the chemical from glue or paint which might make them sick, does any one know ny good DIY books or website for fish backgrounds or oraments? Posted via Mobile Device
For glue you can use either aqaurium silicone sealant or something along the lines of a two part epoxy (eg Araldite) and there are a number of paints that are aquarium safe but the easiest way of ensuring that the will be no reaction is to use a pond paint. Whilst still wet you can put sand onto the paint and it gives a very 'natural' finish. Polystyrene works very well for creating the background itself and is easily shaped.