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Ideas Needed: Aquarium Silhouetting

Hi Folks,

Instead of slapping black mylar to the back pane of my ADA 90H I was thinking of placing a black background that's wall mounted behind the back glass. Something that is the same proportions as the 90H, but larger. Foam core board comes to mind. Can anybody who has an artistic mind think of another means and material besides foam board?

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Aluminum break-metal comes in a variety of colors. We use it to wrap around exterior finish work. It scores and snaps pretty easily and leftovers are always available at the end of a job.people who do siding, doors, and windows have it

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Aluminum break-metal comes in a variety of colors. We use it to wrap around exterior finish work. It scores and snaps pretty easily and leftovers are always available at the end of a job.people who do siding, doors, and windows have it

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Can you provide a link? Nothing turns up with my search.

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Can you provide a link? Nothing turns up with my search.

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https://lizosullivanaia.com/2012/11/...al-what-is-it/

This link gives you a pretty good description of what break metals consist of, siding company's often use break metal as one of the options for siding a house.

If this is an option you wanted to explore I would contact local siding companies and ask them if they had any scrap pieces left over.

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I paint the back glass of most tanks with rustoleum textured paint, that comes in a variety of color's.
When ready to remove,it comes off with razor blade almost sheet like. If you mist it with warm water, or soak with warm water and sponge,it comes off even easier.
Just need to use sharp razor blade(s).
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I paint the back glass of most tanks with rustoleum textured paint, that comes in a variety of color's.
When ready to remove,it comes off with razor blade almost sheet like. If you mist it with warm water, or soak with warm water and sponge,it comes off even easier.
Just need to use sharp razor blade(s).
Painting the back of an ADA tank is sacrilege!!
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I see.
Maybe some cork board attached to wall then is way to go.
Still could paint the cork board near any color?
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I say spray some plasti dip on there. I mean its technically like paint, but peels right off. Youtube it if your not familiar with it. $6 a can makes it the perfect product.

If its still too crazy of an idea, my vote is with road master. Paint a piece of metal/wood/whatever and use some command strips to hold it up to the wall behind the tank.


Let us know what you end up doing
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