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    Background setup

    My tank is already set up so i cant move it around and spray the back of it, can i spray the background instead? Also can i just use water to spray it with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCas View Post
    My tank is already set up so i cant move it around and spray the back of it, can i spray the background instead? Also can i just use water to spray it with?

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    I'm confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jollyscaper View Post
    I'm confused.
    Usually you spray the tank with water and stick to background to the tank that way. But my tank is already setup so i cant turn it around and spray the tank, so instead could i just spray the background itself?

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    I had to read this a few times myself

    you have a background you can place onto the back, but the tank is already setup
    you are thinking to paint the background, then attaching it to the back of your aquarium instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jongo View Post
    I had to read this a few times myself

    you have a background you can place onto the back, but the tank is already setup
    you are thinking to paint the background, then attaching it to the back of your aquarium instead
    Its one of those film things that sticks to the tank

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    It wasn't very clear, but I think he's talking about a static cling background like privacy film. Draining and moving the tank is your best bet so you can get access to the back.

    Edit: Ayyyyy we posted at the same time lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swank View Post
    It wasn't very clear, but I think he's talking about a static cling background like privacy film. Draining and moving the tank is your best bet so you can get access to the back.

    Edit: Ayyyyy we posted at the same time lol
    Im really worried about moving it cause its on a kinda flimsy stand, and i dont want to crack the bottom glass from uneven pressure

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCas View Post
    Usually you spray the tank with water and stick to background to the tank that way. But my tank is already setup so i cant turn it around and spray the tank, so instead could i just spray the background itself?

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    Oh, gotcha! When I put some frosted film on the back of both of my 3N tanks, I sprayed the film, and the backside of the back tank wall with soapy water. This allows you to carefully slide the film into position.

    Since you don't want to risk damaging the stand or tank, maybe get a wet paper towel with a little bit of soap, wipe that on the back of the tanks back wall, then spray your film and position it that way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jollyscaper View Post
    Oh, gotcha! When I put some frosted film on the back of both of my 3N tanks, I sprayed the film, and the backside of the back tank wall with soapy water. This allows you to carefully slide the film into position.

    Since you don't want to risk damaging the stand or tank, maybe get a wet paper towel with a little bit of soap, wipe that on the back of the tanks back wall, then spray your film and position it that way?
    Sounds good, ill give it a try

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