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Re: background pictures

Postby mr_chris » Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:27 pm

Oooooo. ive been trying to think what i could use to do that.
At the minute its the usual sticky tape in the corners
doing water change tmoro so going to do it then. cant get to the back of my tank otherwise i would do it right now haha

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Re: background pictures

Postby RY4NRC » Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:10 am

Sweet tip using vaseline, guna try that instead of usual tape, my lass must av sum somewere, but she wont be happy wen she finds out what iv nicked it for! :cry2: :rofl:
Thing dont usually go to plan! when you do things backwards.
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Re: background pictures

Postby malakye » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:26 pm

Baby oil and even a little vegetable oil can work too but again be very careful not to get them in the tank.
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Re: background pictures

Postby Carapace » Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:05 pm

Vaseline(petroleum jelly) works get, I also tape the edges in place,

However to removing it can be a chore!

The first thing I do is
fill the tank with hot water (heat will soften the Vaseline)
Add more Vaseline to bare spots and re-install
Older(reused) backgrounds are more brittle, so I use a 2-3 inch window squeegee (piece of softer rubber)

Too remove all the Vaseline, while it is soft from the heat wipe with paper towels(rags will do)
Then spray an ‘orange degreaser’ (home depot brand works best ‘ZEP’) and let it sit 20 to 30 minutes
Then wipe and clean, Repeat if needed

Finally I rinse and re-rinse the inside and outside of the tank
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Re: background pictures

Postby malakye » Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:31 pm

Handy hints there carapace, thanks for adding that.
I usually use a credit card/store card swipped along the background to remove all bubbles. ONE Tip I will give is never use cotton wool to wipe of any excess.........what a mess that makes. Yes I did it lol, I had run out of kitchen paper so grabbed a lump of cotton wool without thinking.
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Re: background pictures

Postby mucklelass » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:38 pm

Vaseline must be cheaper than this...

http://www.seapets.co.uk/products/aquar ... d-fix.html

Has anyone here ever used this? Is it worth paying £4 plus for? Perhaps it has some advantages over Vaseline.
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Re: background pictures

Postby Mick » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:49 pm

I haven't used it personally but from what I have heard its just another way of these places making money, stick with vaseline (excuse the pun :-): )
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Re: background pictures

Postby malakye » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:52 pm

A friend of mine bought a similar product, in all honesty it was like babyoil, hers cost about £6 for a tiny bottle. Personally I think its just a money grabber. I stick to vaseline or if you havent got that veg oil works too.
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Re: background pictures

Postby gobbie1 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:56 pm

malakye wrote:It works great just be careful not to get any vaseline into the tank.



yeh fish slippy enough :lolflag

sounds a great idea (just like screen protectors on iphone with the grease of course)

will try this next time got fw tank
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Re: background pictures

Postby Graeme » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:29 pm

mucklelass wrote:Vaseline must be cheaper than this...

http://www.seapets.co.uk/products/aquar ... d-fix.html



It probably is vaseline!
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