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I'm looking for info on how to make your own 3D backround, out of styrofoam
or whatever?
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Old 08-02-2006, 09:58 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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I'm looking for info on how to make your own 3D backround, out of styrofoam
or whatever?
thanks


The basic idea is get a big block of foam, extruede or expanded. Sculpt
with a knife or propane torch. Coat with marine safe epoxy resin, glue
into tank.

The book "The Living Aquarium" and the "Todays Aquarium" (Dupla)
magazines from the 80's have illustrated instructions. But that's
it in a nutshell.

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Old 08-02-2006, 11:06 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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Check out netmax's site on
http://www.2cah.com/netmax/diy_proje...ulptures.shtml


he has a new sculpture under construction as well but it is not documented
on this page.

Cheers

Richard

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I'm looking for info on how to make your own 3D backround, out of

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or whatever?
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Old 09-02-2006, 04:37 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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I'm looking for info on how to make your own 3D backround, out of
styrofoam or whatever?
thanks

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I was thinking to the Styrofoam chiseled background for OUTSIDE the tank to
save space inside the tank. Is that what you mean? In the 1960s they sold
a 3-D background made of plastic that looked like rockwork for *outside* the
tank. It had an adhesive along the edges. I loved these backgrounds but
for some reason they stopped making them The ones I had lasted well over
15 years.
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I was thinking to the Styrofoam chiseled background for OUTSIDE the tank to
save space inside the tank. Is that what you mean? In the 1960s they sold
a 3-D background made of plastic that looked like rockwork for *outside* the
tank. It had an adhesive along the edges. I loved these backgrounds but
for some reason they stopped making them The ones I had lasted well over
15 years.


Oh they still make them. Some of them are $700 now. Yeeow.

Outside isn't anywhere nearly as realiztic looking as inside and you
don't have to make it real thick.

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"Richard Sexton" wrote in message
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I was thinking to the Styrofoam chiseled background for OUTSIDE the tank
to
save space inside the tank. Is that what you mean? In the 1960s they
sold
a 3-D background made of plastic that looked like rockwork for *outside*
the
tank. It had an adhesive along the edges. I loved these backgrounds but
for some reason they stopped making them The ones I had lasted well over
15 years.


Oh they still make them. Some of them are $700 now. Yeeow.

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Wow,... that's pretty incredible. They were no more than $10 back in the
60s (in NYC).
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http://tinyurl.com/9do58
Note: There are two Koi-Lo's on the Aquaria groups.
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