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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 03:48 AM Thread Starter
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frosted backgrounds?

The stuff behind my tank isn't all too sightly and someone recommended i get some kind of a background. I liked the look of the adhesive frosted film thing I see some people use, would this be a good idea? or would a solid color background be better if I don't have a nice clean white wall behind my tank? I have a 29 gallon tank. thanks in advance!

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I think it is up to personal preference; some people like the look of a frosted background. I personally prefer a solid colour.


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You might also consider using the thin frosted plastic used in fluorescent lighting applications. It comes in 2 x 4 foot sheets, and generally found in the lighting section in places like Home Depot.

The material comes in various styles. I use one that looks sort of frosted in my kitchen lighting. It's not difficult to cut, but you do need to be careful, because the material is thin. It's very light weight, so you should be able to tape it on.
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I bought a frosted window film for my tank from the home depot. But I don't have anything that I'm really trying to hide directly against it, an HOB filter might show a shadow. If you do get the film don't buy the "special fluid, just use water with a little bit of baby shampoo in it. You'll also need a squeegee.
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