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Old 03-12-2013, 08:20 PM   #196
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I'm digging the background. Something I want to try on my tank.
If you're interested, a still have a couple of short pieces left (for 6"h or 8"h nanos).

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Love the tank and the backing!
thanks!
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:35 PM   #197
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From a local hardware store. It's semi-translucent, so it does allow some filtered light and objects behind are somewhat visible the closer they are to the tank. I really like the effect!
Do you know the specific brand name or no? I'd love to try this out on my new nano (1.5gal).
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:37 PM   #198
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Do you know the specific brand name or no? I'd love to try this out on my new nano (1.5gal).
It's artscape. If you pm me the size of your 1.5g, I might have a scrap piece left that I could mail you.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:01 PM   #199
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I agree with everyone, that "mist" background looks great, much nicer than a black or blue background I think.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:22 PM   #200
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That's Nice! Have you tried using different colored lights for the background yet?
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:34 PM   #201
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I agree with everyone, that "mist" background looks great, much nicer than a black or blue background I think.
thanks I like that it allows some filtered light in from the window behind, but it states it gives UV protection, so it will maybe help with reducing algae? I'm not sure as it's not of lot of sunlight to begin with, but we'll see.

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That's Nice! Have you tried using different colored lights for the background yet?
Not yet... but I want to try out some strip lights with it. I thought I'd try this one from Ikea. I'm wondering if it would create a bright white horizon, fading to light-greyish at the top.

Colors like dark blue would probably look nice too, but that was the typical look I was hoping to avoid. Maybe a pink or orange hue for sunset?
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:59 PM   #202
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My little eden was selected to be featured at Aquarist Magazine this week.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:11 PM   #203
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Congrats! That is awesome.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:24 PM   #204
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Congrats!!!!!
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:37 PM   #205
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Thanks I admit that I thought he was joking when I first received an email asking to feature my tank. There are so many better tanks out there!

It made me realize that it has been a very educational process along the way and I do like the way it has come together in the last month or so, even if I did stumble into it.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:44 PM   #206
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:49 PM   #207
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I think they just came across my journal here at TPT.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:50 PM   #208
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Well congrats. It is a very nice tank anyways.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:16 PM   #209
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I think they just came across my journal here at TPT.
Very nice! It is a wonderful tank.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:43 AM   #210
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