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shavon 02-02-2007 10:32 PM

Background Ideas Please
I have a 10 gallon tank and a 75 gallon long tank. I am trying to come up with an idea for backgrounds. I bought the basic plastic sheet from the store for my 10 gallon but I really want something original. I was wondering if anyone could help. I would appreciate all ideas. Thanks!

Lupin 02-02-2007 10:46 PM

Hi Shavon.:wave:

I used black paper and just stick them to the glass using double-sided tape.:) The sides and back have background.:)

Matt 02-02-2007 11:07 PM

On a few of my Tanks i have used Spray Paint "ON THE OUTSIDE ONLY."

shavon 02-02-2007 11:48 PM

These suggestions would be easy for the 10 gallon tank, but the 75 gallon is already set up and I'm not moving it to paint. (lol) I need to find something to use that doesn't require tearing it down. Thank guys.

daisycutter 02-09-2007 05:34 PM


Plant_Guy 03-05-2007 06:38 PM

A moss wall would be interesting if you have plants.

SporadicStaticAddict 03-06-2007 03:34 PM

Using double side tape to put black paper on the back... I like that. Thank you to that person! I was also looking for ideas, and now I think I'm going to spin off that. I dabble in art, so now I'm excited to create my own abstract backdrop.

rainbowdarter 03-06-2007 06:58 PM

you can use stones or pebbles and siliconed it on the styrofoam board and put in your tank as your background.
you too can shaped the styrofoam board and cement the styrofoam 2 to 4 layers. when it totally cured, put in your tank.

hamdogg08 03-06-2007 07:34 PM

Backgrounds are tackey, you should plant a crap load of sword plants or something until you can't see the back! :welldone:

SporadicStaticAddict 03-07-2007 01:16 AM

I've always thought they were tacky too... until I decided I can do better than a stereotypical prolific nature scene. Abstraction to the max... but not so much that it detracts from the fish themselves.

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