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Re: NFC: Aquarium backgrounds

I have found that using Black contact paper works great.  Contact paper
comes in Several patters and Solid Colors. Make sure that the paper is the
same color on the adhesive side.
I have tanks with contact papers for more than 10 years. I also use the
contact paper on the bottom of the tank. Paper goes on outside of tank ;-).
It is available in KMART, Walgreens, etc.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wright Huntley" <huntley1 at home_com>
To: <nfc at actwin_com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: NFC: Aquarium backgrounds

> Doug Dame wrote:
>  snip...
> > I don't think of a black background as making the tank "dreary," I think
it makes the background disappear. And thus the viewer's attention is
focused on the artistic arrangement of fish, plants. lighting, and/or slime
algae etc. you've provided for their consideration and amusement.
> That last one is my specialty, too! <VBG>
> Tom Barr (and others in the Aquatic Plant Digest world) likes to silicone
> cork panels inside the back. They are dark and decorative, and plants can
> attached with little stainless wire lengths, used like staples. The 1/2"
> thick decorative wall panel can be used, or the less-flat pieces available
> from an orchid house. The flat ones can be sculptured a bit with a Dremel
> tool to keep them from looking quite so planar.
> For plants, Anubias and Java Fern are primo, but Java moss can be useful,
> too. Basically any plant that does not need to be rooted can be used, but
> the duckweed takes a few too many staples, for me. ;-)
> Wright
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