DIY : 3D aquarium background for my Tang tank

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Re: DIY : 3D aquarium background for my Tang tank

Unread postby anuragsonik » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:32 pm

Hi Adesh, Thanks for the detailing this process with pictures, really helpfull :clap.



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Re: DIY : 3D aquarium background for my Tang tank

Unread postby adesh8028 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:41 am

Thanks folks for your kind words.

Its update time, where I've fixed the background yesterday and fill in the tank today. see some snaps (eventhough they are not of good quality)

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The leaching process will start and I'm planning to do WC everyday for a week. Let me know your views on this.

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Re: DIY : 3D aquarium background for my Tang tank

Unread postby Abhishek » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:45 am

Lovely Adesh bhai need to see how it looks finally :D

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Unread postby parthapratim22 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:10 pm

Why the color is different? may be because of lights???

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or in the tank

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another question you used only cement paint???
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Re: DIY : 3D aquarium background for my Tang tank

Unread postby Romi » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:36 pm

adesh8028, this is a very good thread, and the background is looking very attractive. i think it looked good enough even when u didn't use the newspapers... Maybe u would have liked it better once it got a coat of algae, what with the fishload and good lighting...

hope we get to see your frontosa's enjoying it too... but i am a little anxious about all that fevicol in the water... u must do rapid water changes to ameliorate the effect of any toxins to be on the safe side, i think.

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Re: DIY : 3D aquarium background for my Tang tank

Unread postby adesh8028 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:59 pm

Partha da, its because of 2 major reasons
1. I applied a cement paint coat and removed it just after applying it from major surfaces to have shadow effects
2. As you guessed, its because of lighting

Romi, I was skeptical about the too flat surfaces for earlier version. So added some uneven surface with newspaper thing. Keeping my fingers crossed on the background's toxin levels. Lets see.

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Re: DIY : 3D aquarium background for my Tang tank

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:03 am

adesh8028 wrote:2. As you guessed, its because of lighting



Thanks for the clarification, then actual lighting in the tank will be different right!!!???
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Re: DIY : 3D aquarium background for my Tang tank

Unread postby himansh » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:48 pm

nice diy. like it.

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Re: DIY : 3D aquarium background for my Tang tank

Unread postby adesh8028 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:02 am

Partha da, it was with actual lighting which I'm going to have in the tank. May be its iPhone which has created illussional effect :P

BTW, update time on this. And this time it is not so good update; as the front assembly of DIY just popped up from the glass taking the tank hood along with it. Seems, the silicone pasting was not strong, I had put the silicone for 1 day after pasting it to glass before filling the tank up with water. Now, I've some cracks on the background which I will do some fixing on it.

Any suggestion on pasting the background on the tank glass?

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Re: DIY : 3D aquarium background for my Tang tank

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:27 am

adesh8028 wrote:Partha da, it was with actual lighting which I'm going to have in the tank. May be its iPhone which has created illussional effect :P

BTW, update time on this. And this time it is not so good update; as the front assembly of DIY just popped up from the glass taking the tank hood along with it. Seems, the silicone pasting was not strong, I had put the silicone for 1 day after pasting it to glass before filling the tank up with water. Now, I've some cracks on the background which I will do some fixing on it.

Any suggestion on pasting the background on the tank glass?


Oh thats not good!!!
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