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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-29-2011, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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DIY Background

I made a styrofoam background for my 10 gallon planted tank. Painted it with acrylic paint and krylon fusion clear coat. Here are before and after pics.
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That looks pretty cool. I have been wanting to try this, but it looks like it might be easier to do with an empty tank, lol.

How did you secure it in place?
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I wedged it in and then put my substrate in to help hold down.
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I have no experience with these but I have read that over time they will start to float up and could possibly push the substrate up/out of it's way. Most people I see silicone them in place to the back of the tank.

But you have a nice DIY background. I've contemplated doing one a few times but have now found a happy scape for my 55g turtle tank.

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I got lucky because the piece of foam was exactly the size of the glass on my 10. It fits right underneath the lip that goes around the top of the tank.
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