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I came across this thread, and the results are stunning. They are applying the background to reef tanks, and it would be more difficult for a planted tank, but the idea is amazing. Have a look!

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That is awesome! B


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I thought of something like that about a month ago, but hadn't gotten around to prototyping it yet.
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...the complicated part is building and mounting that frame.
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I once thought of putting a divider at the back of my tank, maybe 1.5-2" deep, and planting it up with something like Twisted Val, run a nano filter in there, small co2 setup, you could run it at toxic for fish co2 levels and be safe.
It would need to be dosed with ferts as well but I think the outcome could've been pretty effective
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that 12 footer on page 13 is RIDICULOUS.
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I have a custom tank 40" x 20" x 16" that has the back glass panel all scratched up, looks like some idiot used a brillo pad on it. Fortunately the front panel is only very mildly scratched, that is why it is the front panel. I was thinking of doing some sort of frosted lit background for it, but I haven't decided, I don't know how well it would work out, and if it would be of any benefit, like it may just make the back wall delicious in algae.
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I have a custom tank 40" x 20" x 16" that has the back glass panel all scratched up, looks like some idiot used a brillo pad on it. Fortunately the front panel is only very mildly scratched, that is why it is the front panel. I was thinking of doing some sort of frosted lit background for it, but I haven't decided, I don't know how well it would work out, and if it would be of any benefit, like it may just make the back wall delicious in algae.
Hmm... if it is scratched to hell already it sounds like the perfect candidate for a shadowbox background.


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that 12 footer on page 13 is RIDICULOUS.
True that. I am planning on building a 8 footer for my bedroom so I measures the wall I have available and it is just shy of nine feet. 12 feet is HUGE. It would really suck to have to scrape the glass on a tank that long.


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I am making some more headway with this and putting together background for a couple of setups. My approach is more simple than that one described in the reefcentral.com thread, but I hope to get some results. Here is the latest in my 37G journal thread...

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...iparium-4.html

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