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Fish Tank Forum • View topic - background pictures
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background pictures

PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:46 pm
by malakye
Best tip I can give you when it comes to putting background pictures on a tank is to carefully coat the back of the tank with vaseline, or baby oil ensuring none enter the tank, place the back ground picture on top and using a credit card or similar squeeze out all air bubbles. It makes the finished result look a great deal neater and you dont get air pockets which can make your background look strange.

Re: background pictures

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:17 am
by Mick
Good tip there Malakye,I have always used the vaseline method with great results.

Re: background pictures

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:20 pm
by michael
great tip, ill have to try that one, i usually just tape the edges but the background is never very clear

Re: background pictures

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:33 pm
by malakye
Michael I know what you mean, I used soapy water and tape on my big tank when I renewed the backing pictures a few month ago and its now a mess. Going to have to strip it down and go back to the old favourite of vaseline.

Re: background pictures

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:01 pm
by fishboy
thanks for the tip, will try it when I set my tank up :thu:

Re: background pictures

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:07 pm
by tazuk
hia all i did it on my tank this morn with vaseline it works sweet
thanks guys :beer:

Re: background pictures

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:10 pm
by Mick
One happy customer, glad it looks good :-):

Re: background pictures

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:48 pm
by malakye
Glad you liked the tip.

Re: background pictures

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:11 pm
by oscarcrazy
Doing this when i get home tonight.

Re: background pictures

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:41 pm
by malakye
It works great just be careful not to get any vaseline into the tank.