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cathypodd 12-04-2008 09:05 PM

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.
Thanks!

Cody 12-04-2008 10:38 PM

Black Background, with white specs mixed in possibly?
Large Rocks/Texas Holey Rock?
Gray Gravel?
UFO/Alien Decor mixed in places?

onefish2fish 12-05-2008 01:37 AM

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.

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/q...2fish3/045.jpg

aunt kymmie 12-05-2008 07:58 AM

onefish2fish-beyond creative. Wow..That planet effect is very, very cool.

onefish2fish 12-05-2008 08:17 AM

why thank you, bad picture quality though from the camera phone.

cathypodd 12-05-2008 09:23 AM

onefish2fish: I LOVE it! absolutely beautiful :)
Cody: thank you!

iamntbatman 12-08-2008 12:30 AM

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.

onefish2fish 12-08-2008 01:40 AM

thank you everyone for the kind words.. if you use my idea or not, i cant wait to see pictures of what you did.

willow 12-08-2008 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onefish2fish (Post 155996)
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.

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/q...2fish3/045.jpg

that is awsome.

taylorg 12-08-2008 08:07 PM

get some thing dome shaped and paint it to look like the moon and use it as a cave


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