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Rock backwall

Postby 12packdale » Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:48 am

This was a practice run for a 75 gal. Its a 10gal i had sitting around. I used home depot fish safe silicone and a bag of river pebbles. Its still curing so the next test will be water cant wait to c the rock colors pop
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Postby 13razorbackfan » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:30 am

Looks good. Are you going to use larger river rocks in the tank as well? How long did it take you?
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Postby 12packdale » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:50 pm

I didnt really plan on using it i just figured if that glass can hold it then any other tank should to. It took the most of the day
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Postby WhitzEnd » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:37 pm

That looks really nice for a simple BG. much better than the plastic sheet on the back of the tank and probably about the same price.
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Postby 13razorbackfan » Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:00 pm

12packdale wrote:I didnt really plan on using it i just figured if that glass can hold it then any other tank should to. It took the most of the day
Yeah...I figured it took a while.
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Postby R-DUB » Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:24 am

Love the look. I did this same type of BG years ago. Found that eventually the seal between the rock and silicone starts to weaken over time. Gravity then takes over. Maybe it was the type of rock that I used. Good Luck!
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Postby tim_s » Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:47 pm

Hi,

I have actually thought about this myself but never went through with it, also for my south American tank I was considering building up a fake plants to make a bush type background.
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Postby 13razorbackfan » Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:17 pm

tim_s wrote:Hi,

I have actually thought about this myself but never went through with it, also for my south American tank I was considering building up a fake plants to make a bush type background.
That would be cool. I would like to see that.
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Postby halffrozen » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:55 am

Any updates OP???
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Postby 12packdale » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:10 pm

Up and running water still dirty and dont have a proper light. What would like this setup?
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Postby halffrozen » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:38 pm

I like the BG!!!

What would look AWESOME.. maybe.. would be getting those same rocks, and stacking them against the back and making a slop downward towards the front.

Maybe though... lol
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Postby 13razorbackfan » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:15 pm

halffrozen wrote:I like the BG!!!

What would look AWESOME.. maybe.. would be getting those same rocks, and stacking them against the back and making a slop downward towards the front.

Maybe though... lol
That is exactly what I would do. Just stack piles of these same rocks mixing in some of the exact same size with some larger ones. It would look awesome.
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Postby 12packdale » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:50 pm

I thought about covering both sides but got tired of it lol. When i get my 75 im gonna do the whole left and back side to cover patch jobs. The 75 is gonna kick my butt but should pay off
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Postby tim_s » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:51 pm

13razorbackfan wrote:
tim_s wrote:Hi,

I have actually thought about this myself but never went through with it, also for my south American tank I was considering building up a fake plants to make a bush type background.
That would be cool. I would like to see that.


If I ever complete this idea ;) I will let you know. - I am really thinking of styrofoam / dry lock, I just never experimented with this idea.
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Postby 12packdale » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:56 pm

Just an update i started my 75 and it covers the patch well. Before i start the back i was wondering if any one has seen the back slanted down towards bottom oppo side? Thanks
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