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rand98989 02-16-2007 11:23 AM

tank backgrounds
 
does anyone have other ways besides tape to attach their backgrounds to the tank?

FDStation152 02-16-2007 11:29 AM

Tape has always been my method for attaching a background to a tank. Though since I prefer a black background these days I just paint the backs of my tanks with a latex paint.

Amphitrite 02-16-2007 01:44 PM

For the plastic paper backing, I use cooking oil. Smear over the back of the tank, and smooth down with a credit card.

It takes a while to get all the bubbles out, but well worth the effort. It looks much brighter than if taped to the back.

Unrulyevil 02-16-2007 02:48 PM

cooking oil and credit cards? :lol:

make sure you dont get that oil on your card :P

Amphitrite 02-16-2007 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Unrulyevil
cooking oil and credit cards? :lol:

make sure you dont get that oil on your card :P

LOL - perhaps it would stop me from spending so much if I did 8)

Tracy 02-16-2007 09:14 PM

Sounds messy. but if it works, great!

joeshmoe 02-16-2007 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Tracy
Sounds messy. but if it works, great!

yup! slap some crisco on there on and u get a much clear backround 8)

magic_marty 02-17-2007 12:51 AM

i wonder if baby shampoo would work? thats what is used by these places that put window tint on cars and trucks.They put it in a spray bottle and mix with water and spray it on then apply the tint and squeggie the excess out..

sazzy 02-17-2007 03:05 AM

the back of my tank is painted black with chalk board paint :D

my tank before had a textured backing that you silicone into the tank.

my dads tank had stick on mirror, stuck on a board and rested to the back of his tank.


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