HOW TO: Installing 3D Backgrounds / Tips & Techniques

Jordamnd

Feeder Fish
Aug 28, 2011
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Harwood, MD
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Jordan D
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construction surveying
3D... Amazing ideas and projects well put together. If and when I have time for my aquarium this would be one of the my first attempts. great pics and good jobs well done.
 

tsoto80

Feeder Fish
MFK Member
Jun 15, 2012
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Florida
Such beautiful tanks everyone! I would love to do this on my 50 but OMG I almost had a heart attack when I saw the price!!:WHOA: Maybe I will experiment on one of my smaller tank first. lol
 

Wulfonce

Black Skirt Tetra
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Mar 11, 2009
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Ontario
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I'm thinking of getting the 72" Malawi Rock 3D background from Aqua Terra.

Questions:

My 125g has a double brace. Is there a trick to removing the upper trim, or do I just stick a knife in there and start blindly cutting? What if its siliconed to the top edge of the glass? I'm pretty well screwed then right?

I have an fx5 on that tank. I understand how I would setup the output, but what about the input? Would I just leave the standard fx5 input behind the background and drill a few small holes to let water in behind the background?

I get brown algae sometimes. Can I use a stiff brush on these backgrounds without damaging them?


 

majorhavok

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Oct 7, 2012
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Left Coast
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fanastic pics and post. Kinda sucks that a lot of these are premade and wouldnt match my new 125 corner tank very well, but i have only really looked at the design by nature ones so far. prices are pretty high though...
 

Zcddrew

Exodon
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May 26, 2013
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Canada
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Addiction worker
these are awesome! I wish I had taken the time to do this! I just used a regular paper background.
 
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