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Hi all,

I have just finished installing a new resin background (3d) in my 68 Gal tank and thought I would show you guys what its like...

The BG is from Aqua-maniac.com and cost me £90 which includes shipping. It was made to order and I am chuffed to bits with it. it has made a real difference to the way the tank looks and the way the fish acts too!! I got it in 2 pieces but I eventually cut the brace bar out and fitted it in 1 piece after I joined it with aquatic silicon. You can just see the join to the right of centre.

Hope you enjoy the pics! Please feel free to comment or ask questions




 

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Very nice!

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jandswyo said:
did you cut the center brace for the tank out?
Hi,

Yes I removed the brace and once the BG was fitted, I replaced it with new silicon. Glad I did as it looks much better having been fitted in 1 piece.
 

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It looks splendid although I'm not sure what "chuffed" means.
 

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punman said:
It looks splendid although I'm not sure what "chuffed" means.
Hi,

'chuffed' means that you are really happy with something.

So, 'I am chuffed with my background' means I am overjoyed/happy with it

Must be a UK thing! :D

Cheers

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Back ground looks great!! But I am concerned about cutting out the center brace to get it
in. Adhering it back in with silicone is not going to hold very secure and you may
have problems with the tank bowing out!
 

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Jimring said:
Is there an issue with water being trapped behind the BG and being stagnant?
Depends on how it's plumbed. In most of these set ups the intake strainer is behind the background, so it's that water that gets drawn into the filter. So no stagnancy.

kevin
 
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