do-it-yourself aquarium and semi-aquatic background designs beyond the traditional
The background really starting to come
together. It is very time consuming.
Patience will pay off in the end.
After siliconing layers together into sections,
I labeled each section in the order that they
would be placed in the tank. Looked at it as
a big 3D jigsaw puzzle.
First coat of concrete. I used Glenn's recipe
without any color added.
Second coat of Quikwall with color. The color
was charcoal. I ran out of the first batch and
had to mix some more.
Color didn't quite match the first batch as you
can see with the really dark section on the right
side of the pic.
To fix this, I added some more color and tried
to blend the best I could. Really started looking
like rocks now.
With the concrete complete, the BG was a bit
front heavy on the left side. You can barely
notice a skewer holding up one of the cliffs.
To blend the colors, I started with the third and
final coat of concrete with "Charcoal" and then
started adding "Buff" to the mix and continued
blending while the charcoal was still wet.
Makes blending a lot easier as the colors
My 75 Gallon DIY Aquarium Background
By Chad Fromme California, Maryland
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75 Gallon All-Glass Aquarium setup as a
community tank. I stumbled upon this site
researching filters. I instantly shifted my interest
to backgrounds. Whole project took approx. 2
months following Glenn's step by step
instructions in the DIY Project section above.