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Backgrounds for tanks

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2003 5:18 pm
by lilvol
Okay, I have a quick question about the background. I\'m totally clueless here. I bought a background to put in the new tank I purchased. Well, there were no instructions with the background package. It\'s one of those double sided backgrounds where you can use either side. How the heck do you get it to stay? LOL Please help! TIA - thanks in advance.

Re: Backgrounds for tanks

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2003 9:57 pm
by l8or g8or
You can use either side, whichever one you like best. This is how I get mine to stay on. First I cut the backing to fit exactly where I want it to go, I like it on the back and the two sides - leaving the front open. I take Vaseline, and smear it all over the back & sides of the outside of the tank. I then lay the backing on and take a credit card or something similar and rub it down to get the bubbles out. I also do this to the underside of my tanks, and it gives the appearance that there is a substrate without the hassle. I have found that using Vaseline works alot better than taping it.