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Old 12-05-09, 01:03
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Wanted to make a background

this is from a mate not mine
Wanted to make a background for my new(secoundhand) 6x2x2.5

Had a look at a few difrent ways of doing it and ended up using someideas from the diffrent ways

Got some poly from the WIZ for free Thanks Mate

What do you all think?



Step 1 cut poly to size of tank
cut random picecs of poly to make rock shapes and glue on top of each outher with a small blob of silicone



Step 2 go over all the edges with expanding foam The stuff that comes in a preasure pack

Spray random foam over back ground to make outher features



Step3 melt away poly to make caves note spray foam will not melt
smooth down foam with a wood rasp/file
Then when you are happy with the shape cut into sections to fit in tank openings


Step4 render all over with premix cream morta


Step 5 add some colour to next coat (cement Oxide) and do some more use drifrent colours to get the shade you want i only used two
Black & sand stone all done using a brush





Step 6 seal with pond sealer i sprayed it but you can also brush it on





Step 7 Silicone to back of tank
render up the joins
Seal the joins with the sealer and a brush
Instr on sealer say leave for 7 days before filling with water
HAVE FUN

Here are some outhers i have made











Regards Cobby
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Old 12-03-11, 12:16
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Good job mate, love it
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Old 12-03-11, 14:19
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10 out of ten for that it looks amazing
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Old 15-03-11, 22:48
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looks great wish i had a creative flair with the diy passion lol
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wow looks great. my only concern would be as follows. After a while there surely will be algae etc growing on this wall. Ls as you know have a tendancy to rasp at this stuff. My concern would be if the rasp at this stuff if it is possibly not good for their health maybe ? cheers jk
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Brilliant , Just brilliant, very creative & natural looking, You should go into business, thats amazing...
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They look amazing
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