How do people stick on external background

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25 Nov 2007 18:36 #1 by dclifford (Derek Clifford)
I have previously used selotape on the edges and have also tried using vaseline to stick on the background.
On the next tank I am thinking of using a plain black or blue colour.

How do you stick on your background?

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25 Nov 2007 22:11 #2 by KenS (Ken Simpson)
I use selotape. There are special adhesive pads that you can get to atache it, but not worth it in my opinion.

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Ken.

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25 Nov 2007 23:40 #3 by paulm (paulm)
Replied by paulm (paulm) on topic Re:How do people stick on external background
When I set up my tank I painted the back glass blue with the tile paint, and it worked.

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26 Nov 2007 02:06 #4 by Daragh_Owens (Daragh Owens)
Painting is a good option, but if you want one of the plasticy paper backgrounds a great way is to spread vaseline on the back of the tank and using a credit card press the backing to it, pushing out the air bubbles. A friend of Antos told me about it when I was over looking at his fish and I thought it was a mad idea until I tried it :-) Works great, the background is brighter and there are no air bubbles etc.

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26 Nov 2007 11:54 #5 by dclifford (Derek Clifford)
I might try the vaseline one again. I used it on a few of my tanks now. But if any water gets in there it looks terrible. If you have no access to the back of the tank then you will never get rig of it.

I think I will use the vaseline option and then add smear of silicone at the edges to keep it water tight.

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10 Dec 2007 19:05 #6 by arabesque (Mick Veale)
im presuming here that you are sticking the background to the OUTside of the tank?

If you want to apply a solid colour, go into a sign shop and get some
coloured sticky vinyl.

If you get a basin of lightly soapy lukewarm water
and spread it on the sticky side, it becomes easy to manouvre
and you can get it in place, once it drys, it sticks with no bubbles.

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14 Dec 2007 17:31 #7 by Brendan Keogh (Brendan Keogh)
I use strips of velco,very handy. :-)

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Brendan

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