Background Ideas Please

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  1. Michael B

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    Morning Reefers,

    Well I have been toying with the idea of a tank in my office - bigger than the Nano I had (1200 x 500 x 600), with full sump etc.

    Decision is not made yet, but if I did I was thinking of a different background?

    Not just painted outside & then left for coraline algae to grow.

    Was thinking of glueing substrate, rock chip pieces etc to the background?

    > What are your thoughts (anyone have photo's)
    > What are pit falls?
    > Any other ideas, to be different?

    Any and all comments and suggestions welcome

    Cheers
    Michael B
     
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    I saw some with LR glued...Have to search the web for that again...actually here is one on MASA....I posted on the Thread...I can't seem to find it again...someone asked the same question... will look...although the one I'm refering too on MASA..is not "glued LR"...
     
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    The one I'm looking for on MASA looks like this one...

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    Live rock wall veneer? - 3reef Forums
     
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    i thought your last thread title was "Final Upgrade" :) you been bitten bad by the bug boet :) just kidding enjoy the new venture...
     
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    Hi Michael,

    As belinda said, there is someone here on MASA that has done the rockwork background, looks quite neat aswell.

    Here some links, pherhaps they can be of use to you.

    LIVE ROCK Background! - Reef Central Online Community


    Enjoy, let us know if you decide to do it, would lvoe to see some pics of the completed background (+ process ;))
     
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    Love those backgrounds!
     
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    now just imagine this

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    loaded with SPS :w00t:
     
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    Me too (have not even mentioned this to the wife yet LOL)

    Thanks for the feedback & will do

    Like wise - hoping to do somthing similar

    My problem is I do :thumbup:
     
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    You'r welcome...pity I can't find that MASA Thread...been searching all the Threads I posted on and some of those Tank Threads are more than 79 pages...:eek:...then I'm also looking specifically for photo's...:eek:..tomorrow is a new month....:thumbup:..and I'll be loaded with MB...I'll get that sucker tomorrow if someone doesn't find that thread today..:thumbup:
     
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    I dont know what your preferance is, but I find backgrounds that are covered in rock take away the illusion of depth in a tank....they almost seem a bit cluttered and clustrophobic.....not saying it wont look good if careful thought is put in.

    You already do a hell of a good job cleaning your current tanks back ground (so it appears anyways) Why not try a different take on the coloured background....perhaps a very different colour or variation on the whole back ground approach

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    Just something different from the usual we see all the time
     
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    lol I only remebered the thread as he is in Germany and i was looking at similar stuff for a big tank i was planning :) glad it hellped save your eyes and cap:)
     
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    Thanks again everyone for all the links and photo's - still not sure what to do LOL
     
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    sheesh thats a kick ass idea if your into DIY!!!!
     
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    hey Michael B, am sure which ever way you go, it will be impressive...
     
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