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  • Posted on: 15/5/2004 20:46
corner tank #1
hi all, i have just bought a second hand tank. its a small corner tank, about 70 litres, it has one of those flower or is it a back to nature back ground. i would like to change it, anyone got any good ideas for a nice back ground for a corner tank, any ideas would be most welcome. cheers. takecare. kind regards. trigger.
marcshedden marcshedden
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  • Posted on: 15/5/2004 22:00
Re: corner tank #2
Hi,
Juwel do a dark structured backing which is very good at eliminating the "flatness" of the tank's back panel(s), so making the tank a lot more natural-looking. It comes in squares which can be cut to size and you should be able to find it easily in a local aquatic shop/pet shop.
Marc
Anonymous  
Re: corner tank #3
Hi Trigger

I do have such a backing see my pic, although it looks good
i have found (and im not the only one) it can shrink, come unstuck, I have gods knows what growing behind it, including some platty fry, algae just loves to grow on it, so do snails. See my pic, but be warned, it a pain to clean.
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  • Posted on: 16/5/2004 16:49
Re: corner tank #4
hi fishy& marc, thanks for your answers. might give that a try, does it shrink much, and how easy is it to put on. also any ideas on the price of it. takecare. kind regards. trigger.
Anonymous  
Re: corner tank #5
not much, just enought to let water, algae, fry, snails ect get behind it, I think its about £20 a piece, you have to buy sealent and just stick it around the edges. I have it and i dont like it.
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Re: corner tank #6
hi di, thanks for letting me know, i dont think i will bother with it, sounds like you get to much mess behind it. cheers. takecare. kind regards. trigger.
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  • Posted on: 25/5/2004 21:05
Re: corner tank #7
hi all, has anyone tried painting the back of there tank, if so how do you go about it, is gloss paint the best, how many coats do you give it, what is a nice colour. if anyone can help, would be very grateful. cheers. takecare. kind regards. trigger.
Anonymous  
Re: corner tank #8
Ive never tried it but blue is usually the colour.
good luck geoff
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Re: corner tank #9
I don't know if i did it right but i stuck my background to the outside of my tank with sellotape, this means that i never have any bubbles in it and nothing can get behind it.