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Painted background and substrate change 2 years 8 months ago #215338

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So I spent all day tearing down the 90g so I could paint the back black and get rid of that damn white sand (looked great but showed EVERYTHING), it was going well till I went to put Augie back in and he decided he wanted to see what the carpet felt like :unsure: He's a little banged up but he's fine........I hope :(

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Re: Painted background and substate change 2 years 8 months ago #215342

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whoaa!!!! great set up huh! hope that driftwood will not
lift that boulder of rock LOL!
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Re: Painted background and substate change 2 years 8 months ago #215345

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Acually I drilled holes in all drift wood and zip tied all of them down to a piece of egg crate the size of the whole bottom so the boulders help a little but there primarly held down by the entire substrate bed
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Re: Painted background and substate change 2 years 8 months ago #215366

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lookin' good :)
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Re: Painted background and substrate change 2 years 8 months ago #215374

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Looks great Ken! That's a dang good idea zip tying the driftwood to the egg crate! I'll be stealing that idea from you! :P :)
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Re: Painted background and substrate change 2 years 8 months ago #215389

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Looks VERY nice! Great improvement!
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Re: Painted background and substrate change 2 years 8 months ago #215393

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thanks its taken a while to get everything the way I want it and I have a few other things to do but I'm pretty pleased with the layout
Jason
it works very well and Augie can't move things around this way, only bad thing is if he somehow manages to pull it up through 100lbs of gravel you have to remove all the gravel to get it back in place :S
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thanks I think it looks much better too, and the colors on the fish really show up with the dark gravel and black back
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Re: Painted background and substrate change 2 years 8 months ago #215398

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Looks great Ken, i'm thinking of doing the same to my Discus tank, but i'd be switching from gravel to sand :P
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Re: Painted background and substrate change 2 years 8 months ago #215419

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I love the look of the sand and i still have it in my JD tank and i dont plan on changing it but my JD's arnt near as messy or crap as much as my oscar so its not perpetually nasty looking, and my JD's love to move it around B)
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Re: Painted background and substrate change 2 years 8 months ago #215441

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Very nice dude.
Haku, I knew your were good.
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