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ramen lover 10-16-2012 07:35 PM

Do you all paint the back of your nanos?
 
I've seen a lot (most of them) do not have a background on your nano tanks at all. im just curious if anyone actually puts a background or paints the back of their nano tank.

I have a beautiful GLA 6g rimless that I am setting up, however it'll be showcased in my kitchen area (don't worry, not near any appliances or anything like that).. but the wall color in my kitchen is a very light shade of green. i'm afraid the background of my tank will look like algae color lol

Curt_914 10-16-2012 07:37 PM

I usually put blcak 3m type vinyl on my tanks. But For a future build I may go with frosted on just leave it clear.

Curt

Bluek24a4 10-16-2012 07:38 PM

The back of both my 5.5G's are tinted black.

sarahspins 10-16-2012 07:41 PM

All of my "black" backgrounds are done with static cling window tint - the kind you can get for about $12 a roll at walmart. It's 5% light transmission so you could see through it on a window, but up against a wall it's pretty much black.

exv152 10-16-2012 07:59 PM

I wouldn't spray paint a nice starphire glass cube, I think I'd prefer to just keep it as is.

Kehy 10-16-2012 09:06 PM

I don't paint mine, but sometimes I put construction paper up as temporary backgrounds when I need a change. I also do printed backgrounds, like a bamboo forest background on a betta tank. They don't last forever, but as long as no one inspects the back of the tank, they look decent.

Green_Flash 10-16-2012 09:35 PM

I like to have mine clear or use a piece of frosted glass window film.

somewhatshocked 10-16-2012 09:51 PM

I'm a huge fan of using black adhesive vinyl from Home Depot. Large roll costs about $6.

Borikuan 10-16-2012 10:14 PM

I use 5% window tint on my tanks. Little bit of work , but its not permanen and it lets me stalk my fish from the back unnoticed. :-)

PaulG 10-16-2012 10:29 PM

I use acrylic paint as it's relatively easier to remove if I fancy a change. I can never get the usual backgrounds on without leaving bubbles!

somewhatshocked 10-17-2012 12:22 AM

Razor blade + old credit card/gift card are your best friend when applying vinyl or window tinting.

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Originally Posted by PaulG (Post 2045841)
I use acrylic paint as it's relatively easier to remove if I fancy a change. I can never get the usual backgrounds on without leaving bubbles!



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