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Thought I'd post a pic of my foam background. I'd like to post more pics of it as we made it, but I'm having an issue with Photobucket at the moment. I'll post the finished product, then more later. It's in a 46G bowfront. No water now as the silicone is still curing.

More pics to follow. Let me know what you think.

Eric

 

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Looks good Eric, can't wait to see some water in it. I'm really liking the way we did the intake on yours, and wish I could go back and do the same for mine so I can add a large canister.
 

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Gonna try this again. Here's another pic. Pardon me as I'm new to posting pics here.

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Thanks again for the help on it Aaron. Never would have gotten it done myself. Can't seem to get a good pic posted either. Not sure why Photobucket takes a 1 Meg image and decreaes to 4k. Tried uploading a couple of different ways but no good.
 

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I tried changing the image size when I uploaded it. No luck. I'll try again. And it is a ledge built into it. Look better with water. I'll try a new pic shortly.

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Let's try this again. If it works, I'll post another one with it filled (minus fish). Still cycling.

 

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I love the cavein the corner. Great use of this space.
 

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great work, it looks awsome. you should do a thread on how you built it. especially on the ledge work and keeping it supported.
 

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The ledges are simple. We inset each shelf about an inch into the two inch thick styro sheet that made up the back and the side. We glued the shelfs in place with great stuff and ran several dow rods through the shelf in order to make sure that it would not come loose from the main piece. Toothpicks can also be embedded in the styrofoam to add strength because you do not want these large pieces breaking lose and floating to the surface. The shelves were concreted and covered in drylok like everything else. We used the pink insulating styrofoam that you get at lowes and home depot because it is tougher and seems to hold up better than some of the more brittle types of styro.
 
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