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PostSubject: backgound experiment   backgound experiment Icon_minitime2/4/2011, 2:48 pm

This is a background to attach to the outside of the tank, I used a hardener of white glue, flour, latex paint and water to form a rocky scape with a $.50 a yard material. Then I spray painted the rock areas with a gold stone effect paint, After it dried I painted the back area a blackish grey color and highlighted the rocks. Then used silicone and added a couple of plants. I'm not finished yet but this is it so far.

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this is the size it will be for a 55 gal.
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More painting and plants will be added then attached to a styrofoam frame to add depth.
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PostSubject: Re: backgound experiment   backgound experiment Icon_minitime2/4/2011, 2:51 pm

Just curious but how will this be attached to the tank? as i see it is 3d.
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PostSubject: Re: backgound experiment   backgound experiment Icon_minitime2/4/2011, 3:03 pm

Haven't quite figured that out but it is very light and can be duct taped if needed. I'm thinking of some kind of hanger though.
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PostSubject: Re: backgound experiment   backgound experiment Icon_minitime2/4/2011, 3:09 pm

It is awesome!!! i am excited to see it on the tank!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: backgound experiment   backgound experiment Icon_minitime2/4/2011, 3:11 pm

silicone the edges to the back of the glass. just do lil dots of silicone in the corners and in the middle of all sides with the corners being a brown color you can get a brown silicone to match i think that is your best bet vixen... as for duct tape will leave a residue after a period of time not to mention might mess up the background if you need to peel it off
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PostSubject: Re: backgound experiment   backgound experiment Icon_minitime2/4/2011, 3:11 pm

looks awesome and real though
i like it i like it good
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PostSubject: Re: backgound experiment   backgound experiment Icon_minitime2/4/2011, 3:17 pm

That would work Jesse. I was also thinking velcro.
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PostSubject: Re: backgound experiment   backgound experiment Icon_minitime2/4/2011, 3:27 pm

That looks cool. Can't wait to See it on the tank.
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PostSubject: Re: backgound experiment   backgound experiment Icon_minitime2/4/2011, 4:09 pm

i wouldnt do velcro only for the simple reason when you pull to take it off it could damage the background atleast with silicone its a lil flexible and you could pull the BG away from the tank a lil and cut with a knife
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PostSubject: Re: backgound experiment   backgound experiment Icon_minitime2/4/2011, 4:13 pm

good point Jesse.
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PostSubject: Re: backgound experiment   backgound experiment Icon_minitime2/4/2011, 5:49 pm

glad to be of service
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PostSubject: Re: backgound experiment   backgound experiment Icon_minitime2/8/2011, 12:59 pm

Awesome, youve inspired me to crate my own background! I won't copy but I never did think if making a background on my own,thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: backgound experiment   backgound experiment Icon_minitime2/8/2011, 1:09 pm

Haven't had time to work on it maybe today I can get some more done on it.
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PostSubject: Re: backgound experiment   backgound experiment Icon_minitime2/8/2011, 2:13 pm

That is pretty spiffy!
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PostSubject: Re: backgound experiment   backgound experiment Icon_minitime2/8/2011, 4:00 pm

nice vix!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: backgound experiment   backgound experiment Icon_minitime2/8/2011, 4:36 pm

Very nice looking! At this point i almost wish I would have done something like this rather then the in tank 3D Background. It was not hard to make but still a pain haha.
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PostSubject: Re: backgound experiment   backgound experiment Icon_minitime2/8/2011, 5:46 pm

that's pretty cool, post a photo when it's in....I have to see it!
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PostSubject: Re: backgound experiment   backgound experiment Icon_minitime7/10/2011, 9:46 pm

I love creative non-commercial backgrounds!! I have my sister-in-law creating a painting for my 55gallon's background. I will add pics when it is completed but yours is much more dynamic I'm sure :)
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