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Postby JMUFTW » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:35 pm

Nicely done - I have an large Hifin Pleco, Ollie, and I am always worried that he is going to knock over the rocks I have in my tank now... maybe doing a 3d background instead is the answer!
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Postby chadott » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:57 pm

I must have missed the beginning of this or something...
Did you give instructions for HOW you built the background?
It looks like you used styrofoam insulation?? How did you cut the pieces (I mean how did you get the curved edges?)
I'm assuming you then siliconed all the small pieces together. And then you painted it with Drylok? Or was there anything else you did to it?

Sorry for all the questions. This looks like a cool idea, and looks like a much better way to build one than a lot of ideas I've seen.

Looks great, btw!!
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Postby chadleegaston » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:42 am

chadott- I used the insulation foam board from lowes. Then i hacked away at it with a razor knife and burnt the edges with a lighter to smooth them out. Then silicone them together and drylok. It went quicker than i expected and it was definitely worth the time. Everyone loves the new look
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Postby chadott » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:14 pm

I wondered if you heated the edges to get that smooth rock look!
I agree, it does look pretty cool! I'll definitely add it to my "need to try" list! (which keeps getting longer and longer!!)
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Postby deaver » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:41 pm

Great job, thanks for taking the time to share/
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Postby Red Triangle » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:52 pm

That's an awesome set up! Great work!

Another 3D background idea I can across was pretty cool, and the easiest I've seen. It was a lava rock back ground, with the pieces just individually silicone on.

http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/c ... p?sid=4676[/img]
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