Since I possessed a 150g tank, I always wanted to build a DIY Background. I searched thru
Internet and found out that most people did it by sculpting out form big block of styro but
sculpting is not my thingy.
Then, one day I stumbled across this site “DramaticAquaScapes.com”. I rested my eyes on
Glenn's design and idea; just cut out blocks from styro sheet, stack and glue together; that’s
brilliant, easy, neat and unique. I can do that! Soon after going thru many projects of others in
forum, this project was given birth on 1st Jan 2012.
It took me 3 months to finish, another 2 weeks for going thru rinsing cycle and finally able to
add livestock. Patience is virtue.
do-it-yourself aquarium and semi-aquatic background designs beyond the traditional
Day 1 : Starting with gluing styro sheets to sides,
back and bottom of the tank, including attaching
2 small glass tanks to both side. Aquarium safe
100% silicon was used.
Day 30: Build inlet pipe which will draw water to
filter into background.
Day 49: After completed stacking and gluing of
styro blocks to left side, applied first layer of
Grout (literally a mixture of cement and sand)
mix with cement strengthener (bonder) to test
Day 71: First stage was eventually completed.
Waited one whole week to let silicon cure.
Day 85: Final layer was applied and waiting to
My 150 Gallon DIY
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