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Steve
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Username: umaxman

Post Number: 40
Registered: 05-2005


Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 05:05 pm:       

What is the best way to fasten the backgrounds to the tank so they will stay on? and not fall off in a week or so.
Hello my name is Steve and I am an addict
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william kennedy
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Username: reelbigphish

Post Number: 211
Registered: 01-2005


Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 09:03 pm:       

Clear tape was the first thing that came to my mind, but it looks kinda crappy. Maybe get some of those suction cups with hooks attached to them, like what suncatchers hang from. You could put those on the back of the tank and poke a few holes in the background, more or less holes and suction cups depending on how big it is. Then hang the background on the back of the tank.
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colleen
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Username: swirl360

Post Number: 445
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 09:14 pm:       

double sided scotch tape. Thats what I usually use.
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Steve
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Username: umaxman

Post Number: 41
Registered: 05-2005


Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 09:38 pm:       

I can't remember what it was but I read somewhere that you could use something like cooking oil or a small amount of dish soap in water then applied(don't like the idea of soap)
If these are put on with water they stand out a lot better (colors) show up and make the tank really nice and bright, but the water dries and then they fall off :-(
Hello my name is Steve and I am an addict
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April
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Username: jumpingtadpoles

Post Number: 1318
Registered: 07-2005


Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 10:43 pm:       

Spray on cooking oil
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Steve
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Username: umaxman

Post Number: 42
Registered: 05-2005


Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 11:04 pm:       

Thanks for the ideas...I think I will try the cooking oil.
Hello my name is Steve and I am an addict
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flyingfish
Regular Member
Username: flyingfish

Post Number: 296
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 12:58 am:       

Hey wait!!
Mine seems to fit right into the brace around the tank. If you cut it to the size of the glass it fits in there snug under the plastic that is wrapped around the glass. Use a razor and the tanks glass as a straight edge. Then you run some scotch tape along the sides eliminating wrinkles. After its all wrinkle free u then scotch tape across the bottom.

It is best to have access to the back of the tank and move power filters to the front side when doing this.
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colleen
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Username: swirl360

Post Number: 452
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 01:13 am:       

I just tried the cooking oil trick! I'm never going back to tape!!!
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