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Old 10-28-2011, 11:15 AM   #11 
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Oh sure will!!!

Btw, where do you get aquarium safe silicone, and aquarium safe paint? I do not wanna use cement, because of the salty process so, if I can find paint I can add a lot of detail an texture. I have never seen it in stores... Maybe I need to order it onlne?
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:10 PM   #12 
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im not sure where you get the aquarium safe paint, theres a few that you can use though they arent marked as such

Id look through all the tutorials you can find on google of making the backgrounds and seeing what everyone else used
I do remember seeing quickrete (quikrete?) a lot though, that company seems to make a lot of basic stuff, im using the sand the have in my tank right now XD

I bought my silicone at my lps, i think it was petco ^^
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:39 PM   #13 
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They rip you off in pet stores for silicone.. just go to a hardware store and buy some there. Look for 100% silicone that's waterproof. I got a tube twice the size there than at PetCo/PetSmart for 4$ cheaper.

Silicone and sand or whatever you want works perfect. People use cement for the super textured/detailed look. The sand will look nice, but you won't have shading or a lot of texture. Just depends on how detailed you want to go.

Remember that heating the styroforam for carving helps out!
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:03 PM   #14 
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My grandpa was an inventor, and he invented a styrofoam cutter. Basically you just heat up a wire and it slices through like butter! Hope this helps! :)
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:19 PM   #15 
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That's great to know, than you so much!
I'll have to look at silicone when I go to pick up some playsand this weekend :D








I'll probably stick to just using a knife, it'll be easier ^^
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:16 PM   #16 
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Definitely will have to try this out some day!
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Old 10-29-2011, 02:09 PM   #17 
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Heated wire... Good idea :) actually I even have a wood carving/stenciling tool. Think it'd work for styrofoam? XD it just heats up too much eventually so it'd take a while. I have cut styrofoam before (art project) and I hate the mess xD

And water proof silicone... That's all I need? Hm. Well then :) and I'll search up quickrete and see what it is. Cheaper than buying the '3D background' in a pet store lol
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:24 PM   #18 
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Oh my gosh, I should try this! It would be SO fun!
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:12 PM   #19 
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I know right??!! Plus get to add hidey holes (though you will find you wont find your fish sometimes!), and make it more interesting for your betta (explore!!)
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:21 PM   #20 
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I would make an underground tunnel type thing... Lol!

But would whit look good?
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