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Old 05-09-2008, 03:18 PM   #51
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This is a really amazing setup ,i like it alot ..thank alot for sharing bro
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Old 05-09-2008, 07:13 PM   #52
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Impressive design and professional set up tank
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This is a really amazing setup ,i like it alot ..thank alot for sharing bro
Thanks bros. But I think next time can make a more realistic one. I think the next thing to improve on will be to be able to design it such that the rocks we use are similar in "feel" as the background.
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:16 PM   #53
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[QUOTE=KawaiiBoy;6114986]Decided to share my experience in DIYing aquarium background after seeing that there is quite some interest in it in bro gtohow's thread. This is the final result. Hope more bros will find it useful and indulge in their own background making!


Bro...very nice...can share with me how u paint it. cement and what?
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:21 PM   #54
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very solid artwork n salute ur hardwork.
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:33 AM   #55
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wah realli damn natural.... nice but take up alot of space ya?
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:59 AM   #56
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Outstanding work! Look very natural and I like it!
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Old 06-09-2008, 04:24 AM   #57
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Thanks guys for the compliments and upzzz!

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Decided to share my experience in DIYing aquarium background after seeing that there is quite some interest in it in bro gtohow's thread. This is the final result. Hope more bros will find it useful and indulge in their own background making!


Bro...very nice...can share with me how u paint it. cement and what?
Thanks a lot
Cement mix with hardener and water until desired viscosity then just paint using paint brush. Big paint brush for wider surfaces and smaller ones for gaps that the big one cant reach.

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wah realli damn natural.... nice but take up alot of space ya?
Yup. Can take up quite an amount of space depending on the design. But I think it is space well invested especially for Tangans keepers. Some fishes also utilize the rocky background and it makes them feel safe.
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Old 06-09-2008, 11:01 AM   #58
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Beautifully works and your background is so natural.
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Old 06-09-2008, 11:05 AM   #59
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how long did it take you from start to end?
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Beautifully works and your background is so natural.
Thanks!

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Erm. Around 2-3wks. Alot of time is spent waiting. For example I may take 4hours to paint one layer of cement, but after that I have to wait for it to dry. Typically cement can dry in 3-6hrs depending on the mixture and surrounding conditions. For application of silicon to layers to make the background thicker, I waited for 24hours for the silicon to cure. For application of silicon to stick the background to the tank, I waited for the silicon to cure for 7 days as instructed on the silicon tube for maximum strength. So you can see that the working time is actually not so much. It is the waiting time that is long.
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