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Cheap Aquarium Backgrounds

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So I have used a few kinds of aquarium backgrounds that you can buy at the fish stores. Lately though I've had nothing on the back and I have been pretty happy with it. But then I saw somebody using frosted window film and I fell in love! I've been trying to find an option less than 20 bucks. Anyways I am wondering what else you guys have used on your tanks. I'd love to see pictures!
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More elaborate, but I made a 3d rock wall background out of Styrofoam for my 54 gallon tank. It's only about 3/4 of an inch thick, so it doesn't take up a lot of room. No reason you couldn't do one in a smaller tank. I can share the process if anyone is interested.
that is... impressive. :shock:
Still, you clearly have a lot of creative power!

Speaking of creativity, OP, you could print out a picture or a drawing to stick on the back. Even if you need to go to Kinko's or something to get one big enough. (They'd also help with laminating it.) I'm currently backed up on drawings right now, but plenty of forum members around here do drawings, often for free. :)

I don't know about you, but I have a stockpile of computer backgrounds sitting in a folder. If you search for those, you'll find tons of pictures ripe for use. Black-and-white, fantasy, natural, Japanese, Van Gogh's Starry Night... if you wanted, you could give your fish his own personal Miku Hatsune concert or let him get involved in a Star Wars spaceship battle. Or that one episode of Gravity Falls where they go looking for lake monsters?

You get the idea. The opportunities to be extremely nerdy are extensive here.
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