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After seeing the results of other great DIY background projects on here I have finally got myself into the garage and tried one myself, it's going in a 6ft breeding tank so if it isn't the best looking one it really didn't matter, I am using this one for ideas and hopefully learn what to do and what not to do before I make some for my display tanks. The end result is nothing like I had planned or imagined but still I think it will be OK for a breeding tank
This is just a picture slide show I put on YouTube.
Any comments, suggestions of improvement or questions would be welcome.


Many thanks for viewing.
Sorry about the music, I stupidly let YouTube randomly choose it...
 

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Cool build and nice video!
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I like it. The design is well done. What i would do for the next one is maybe get a second sheet so you can add more depth, creating natural shadows and borders. What will you be putting into the tank?
 

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Hi again and thanks for your comments.
I am setting up this 6ft breeding tank for my 7x Cyathopharynx Furcifer Mbita, I used them as dither fish (while they were young) in with my Benthochromis tricoti's, but I think it's time they had their own tank.

I totally agree with your suggestion that I need to get that more 3D depth look by starting off with a thicker block of foam next time.

Cheers.
 

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Looks awesome! great vid, are you going to post a vid with it in the tank??
 

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Hi everyone.
Just to keep you up to date on where I'm up to.
I have glued the background in the tank and I'm going to fit and glue the bracing in place at the end of this week. After I leave the silicone to cure for a week or so I will fill the tank and check everything is OK, after that I will commence partial water changes and PH tests.

When I get some photos of the progress I will post them on here for you to view, please be patient because this part takes a few weeks and it will be a week or so after that before I can move it into the house for final set up.

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DanniGirl said:
Looks good! :thumb:

What did you use for paint? (Or did I miss it...?)
Hi DanniGirl, I've seen a few ways people add colour.
With this one I have added a 100% none toxic paint to the PondTite last two coats.

Thanks for your interest.
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OK I know its been a long wait but here is the BG set up in a tank for the kids. They placed all the rocks, fake plants etc. Then when we got it cycled (with media and a few fish from my other tanks) we all went to the aquarium shop for them to choose the fish.

This is how it looks.


I hope my kids keep an interest in looking after this tank but if not then I score another tank for me......Sneaked that one past the wife... :wink:
 
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