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In this video i give you an example on how to build a 3D aquarium background using cement and styrofoam.
This was only an example and not really meant to look that great, but rather something visual to show you on how i build one.
Keep in mind this is not the only way to do it, so do some of hyour own research and find the best method and materials suited for you.
A 3D background can not only be a functional decoration by hiding equipment, it also is visually appealing and what most people would be after. They certainly do help to create a more natural setting for your fish. Building one can not only be cheaper, but you can be assured that it will be the only one of its kind.
Part 1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtfivvZTUnk
Part 2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROZPt7M2uIk
Part 3- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSbUTX0qyzs
More decorations here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcWeEm9w62mY7YLePay_u8zUf68Y4heeL
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I know this is an old video, but it's what I used to build my background. Your video's are awesome, and I also love your book! However, I was just wondering how you remove a custom concrete background, from your tank with a plastic lip, after silicone it in place. I've searched YouTube. There are a lot of videos on how to make a background not a one on how to remove it after you've installed it.
Try using spray foam for glueing foam board together.
I need help mate my background is clouded like the silicone has mixed with the water how would you deal with this issue.
is cement harmful for fish ?
Yo love the videos man had a quick question, so after I cover all my foam with the concrete mix do I leave the back with just foam then silicone it to the tank and run a bead around all the edges ?? So it seals
I have a question! 😁 Do we need to cement the back of the background as well?
So if I wanted to make formations for a pre-existing tank, would I soak what I create for a few days first so then when I put it in with my fish the pH level wont change?
Will this work in marine tanks?
Can i do it with the low density styrofoam?
Hello. Cement will not affect fish
Making a false bottom "cave" for my future axolotl today!
Old school Joey
Hey, next time try and pronounce out right
Do you have to silicone it to the glass? If it fits snugly enough and is weighed down, do you still need to???
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I need to create a cave for our loach Ed. 🤔
Question: You said the pH will rise and you have to do water changes for weeks. well I have an already established aquarium, would it be okay if I created this, let it soak in a big bucket or tub for weeks and change the water till the pH is normal and then be able to take my fish out for a day and do a 100% water change and put it in while I do that?
Where do you Put the Filter tho???
Does anyone know what cement is safe to use? Would like to try this but unsure which cement to use
Eu tenho aquário de discus, gostaria de fazer um cenário amazônico… que tipo de material é aquilo que você usa? Isopor?
If you're wanted a natural Finnish using different paint techniques but also not have to bother with so many water changes would you paint then epoxy or vice versa? Many thanks, love the videos
Great video, followed it to the tee and my background came out great! How long will it take to get the pH down? It’s been about 3 weeks of 2-3 water changes per week and still very high. No noticeable drop (8.6ish)
What type of cement do you use?
Is the cement is toxic for fishes?
Anybody know what clear epoxy sealer is safe? Looking for specifics.
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Is one styrofoam better than the other? Like is the pink stuff better than the white stuff? Also if I wanted to use this as like shelf Rock to put frags on do you think it would stay under or would I have to adhere to the tank? Or magnet it to the tank
Learn a lot from your channel and planning to do my first DIY.
Looking around some paint options here in the Philippines, what paints properties should I stay away from?
I found some that are 100% Acrylic but it says
Triple action algae, mildew and mold protection. Would this be safe?
Soldering irons are good to shape it, just be mindful of the fumes. It burns it down and leaves a semi-natural texture
Thoretically could i use this same foam and cement combination to make an artifical flowing river in a giant snake terrarium for the snake to both drink out of and bathe in
I put epoxsi clear over twice. So its safe for fish. And hard as f…
Hey mate how long does it last Under water tnx