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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-30-2008, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys,

Do you know where to buy backdrops that can be applied to the interior of an aquarium? I have an old tank that has a mirror for the back and I want to cover this mirror because it makes the water appear off-color.

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interscope, depending on the size of the tank you can make some really cool internal backgrounds, that look really natural...
Check out these links...
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/article...ackground2.php
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/article...ackground3.php
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/article...background.php
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/article...background.php

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Interesting stuff. An old Styrofoam box, a knife (no one would let me near), cement, some glue and loads of talent voila, cool backgrounds. Where did I out that shipping box?
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Interesting stuff. An old Styrofoam box, a knife (no one would let me near), cement, some glue and loads of talent voila, cool backgrounds. Where did I out that shipping box?
If you were to do this please take the time to cure it correctly. Mine read a ph near 9 for 2 months of soaking/changes.

Oh, and use insulation foam(i like the pink or blue stuff) not packing styro. It will be easier to mold and will hold up way better. cichlid forum has countless threads on thisl.
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Will those vinyl backgrounds apply to the inside? I hear they only need water for application.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-03-2008, 03:42 AM
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here is a pic of my internal backdrop. just some slate that i had siliconed to some lexon and placed inside the tank.

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