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post #11 of 16 Old 05-04-2007, 03:24 PM
Yes doing water changes in mine, sometimes water gets in between the glass and the back ground and it looks bright and fabulous!! but you will see in the next couple of days the water drys up and it turns into a black(dull)/with some pretty parts and it looks like MESS!! It looks worse than it did when it was dull lol!
Ive never tried oil, i guess i will =) How long does it last, untill it starts drying up like the water does?
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post #12 of 16 Old 05-04-2007, 03:29 PM
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I had a backing stuck to one of my tanks for a year and a half, with no signs of it deteriorating at all. When putting the oil on the back of the glass, I use a piece of kitchen towel and just gently smear it all over.

There's no need for tape or anything, the oil will hold it firm - just be sure to smooth from the middle outwards with the credit card (or similar) to get rid of all the air bubbles. It can take a while and be a bit footery, but it's well worth it for the overall effect you will get. :)

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post #13 of 16 Old 05-04-2007, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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That's interesting that the oil will hold it alone.

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post #14 of 16 Old 05-04-2007, 11:18 PM
Yeah it sounds good! But does it do anything to the glass permanently, sitting on it so long? Or when you go to get rid of it will it just wipe off?
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post #15 of 16 Old 05-05-2007, 03:27 PM
So I tried to oil last night and it still looks good =) I'm curious to see how long and if it lasts like you guys say, it looks so much better than the black tint it looks like at night with the light on!
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post #16 of 16 Old 05-06-2007, 04:05 AM
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I didn't have any problem removing the traces of oil when I removed the background from my last tank. Some hot water with plenty of washing-up liquid did the trick nicely :)
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