DIY : 3D aquarium background for my Tang tank

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

Unread postby sushant » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:57 pm

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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!!!


because of buoyant nature of styroform you will need to use a considerable amount of silicon especially at all the corners and at regular intervals throughout the back ground.


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

Unread postby discusfav » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:35 pm

very nice background.how are you testing for leaching and toxins?

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

Unread postby adesh8028 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:27 pm

Well, there has been a week I was working on stitching the cracks. Finally, was able to manage fill them up and this time. I've applied 2 silicon tubes for pasting it and in addition to this, I've also applied extra on top and bottom sides to fill in the gap between background and glass. Hopefully this time it will not pop out. Keeping my fingers crossed.

discusfav, I've still started with curing it but I'm going to test it with pH meter I've.

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

Unread postby adesh8028 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:40 pm

Update time friends, this has been fixed with good amount of silicon. Fishes have been acclimated as well. Although the idea was to have fronts in it, I've changed the plan and sold off the fronts.

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

Unread postby ishaan » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:42 pm

the background looks amazing :clp
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Re: DIY : 3D aquarium background for my Tang tank

Unread postby SCORPIO » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:07 pm

Background looking cool. Which fishes are those?
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Re: DIY : 3D aquarium background for my Tang tank

Unread postby Abhi » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:10 pm

Background is looking good. I see Calvus in there, is that correct?
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Re: DIY : 3D aquarium background for my Tang tank

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:18 pm

now you desperately require upside down wood from the top. If you fishes water parameter allows.
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Re: DIY : 3D aquarium background for my Tang tank

Unread postby adesh8028 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:24 pm

Thanks guys.

The tanks is housing Utinta/Lelupi and as Abhi rightly guessed Calvus too.

Partha da, I've a wood which is shown in below image.
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Could you please advise on its location and orientation to be placed in current setup?

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

Unread postby Abhi » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:40 pm

With the livestock you have driftwood is out of the question. Planning on more plants?
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