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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-30-2014, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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My rimless 10g nanno build

Sorry gettin a late start here lol. So as of rite now i have already derimmed my 10g (wat a pain in the @$$) figured out my filtration, framed my stand, and got started on a 3D backround. Still a ways to go yet so if anyone has any sugestions im open to fun ideas, no clue as what type of plants or fish or scape style im goin for. All i know is im using white sylica sand as a cap for dirt(undecided what kind im using). Also i will b building either an overdriven t5 fixture or il build a fixture for some cfl's . Thanks for lookin. lol sorry if these are sideways fml

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Loving the background...details?
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So i got a lil update. Got first coat on 3d backround .

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How did you...

How did you make the background? What kind of material is it and what did you paint it with?

I really like the look so far!
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Its just rigid foam insulation cut into 18"x4" pieces, (18" is the length of the tank ) then i just kinda marked out some squiggly lines and stacked all the pieces together with silicone. I let it cure then hit the face with a heat gun till i got the texture i wanted(this is where this thread started.) Next u wanna paint ur backround with concrete mortar mix. Thats about it. They also sell color to dye your concrete and il have pix of that a lil later. Thanks for lookin

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Got second coat and color added today


It should cure over night. And it will be under water tomorrow. Il add another pic here in an hour or so of it in the tank

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Got it in. She gets wet tomorrow.

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what kind of paint is it that you can use it in water so soon?
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Lol thats the cool part. Its not paint. Its colored quick dry concrete mortar mix. It will cure in about eight hours

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Oh but keep in mind im not done yet. Its a few more steps from fish friendly. But it will b ready to b dunked tomorrow.

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Really interesting idea, I'm looking forward to watching this progress. Nice work!


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Very cool. How hard is it to work with in the tank once it's set up? Can you get algae off it?

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