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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-20-2009, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for a specific backdrop walkthrough

Well, its been a while since I've been around here. Hope everyone is doing fine.

I'm going to pick up a 55gal tank for my son's room in a couple of days, and he has decided he wants African cichlids. A few months, maybe even a year ago, someone on here posted pictures of his cichlid tank; he had the best DIY cave background I've seen.

As far as I can recall, it consisted of PVC elbows run through some sort of material that was secured to the background. If anyone could recall the material, or find the particular post I'm referring to, it would be awesome.

I've spent all afternoon googling and searching several forums, but to no avail. I'm hoping I'm not going bonkers, I'm a bit too young for that still. :p

And furthermore, if anyone simply has any suggestions for a cave system background, lets hear it. Thanks!
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Search the journal section for the title "Fish bridge". The owner built 2 really cool rock sculptures and the method is detailed. Sorry for short message im posting on playstation.

If you peer into the glass, and look real close, you can see my soul!
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Fishbreath is the expert on doing this type of thing, and it is his journal that details how he did it. I've been encouraging him/her to do a thread here so it is easier for people to find. It is a great technique he uses.

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Check the DIY section. Lots of backgrounds. Most use rigid foam and quickrete.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-21-2009, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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You guys are awesome.

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