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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.
 

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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.
 

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cooking oil and credit cards? :lol:

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

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Unrulyevil said:
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)
 

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Sounds messy. but if it works, great!
 

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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..
 

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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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