help with backgrounds

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by LadyBug82, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. LadyBug82Valued MemberMember

    how do u put a background on the back of a fish tank? i got this pink foil see threw background and some black background from petsmart.
  2. escapay

    escapayWell Known MemberMember

    I used tape for mine. Of course, I think double sided tape would be even better...

    Might be other ways though.
  3. Lexi03Well Known MemberMember

    You can use tape to tape it to the back, or buy a product called seaview, its a gel like product that will hold the background to the tank.

  4. CichlidSWAGA

    CichlidSWAGAWell Known MemberMember

    duct tape for everything!!!!!!!!

  5. Donnerjay

    DonnerjayWell Known MemberMember


    I have read (but have never tried) that Vaseline works well to adhere the background.
  6. dannyboyValued MemberMember

    If your background is the kind I'm thinking of, vegetable oil works well. Just put a small amount on a rag and spread it all over the back of the tank. Lay the background on from the middle to minimize air bubbles. Some bubbles will remain no matter how carefully you apply the background, but you can use a plastic card to push those out. I think this helps the background pop more than the tape-on method, but to each their own! Good luck:)
  7. OP

    LadyBug82Valued MemberMember

    have any tried a make it yourself background? i was thinking of being crafty and make my own on some type of paper.
  8. Works for Red Green...:anim_63:
  9. Lexi03Well Known MemberMember

    That could work, and make the tank more "you" . I made one out of a black and white poster print, I really like it.
  10. OP

    LadyBug82Valued MemberMember

    well i went to walmart and bought this glass markers that r metallic. there so cool, I'm hoping this will turn out good. so far my idea is awesome.

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  11. jdhef

    jdhefModeratorModerator Member

    Hey, careful there you don't break your arm patting yourself on the back!:)

    But seriously, good luck with your background!

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