Fiberglass backgrounds are used in zoological exhibits and specialty aquariums. Fish owners who have very large saltwater tanks can purchase custom made fiberglass aquarium backgrounds which will add realism to the underwater fantasy. Fiberglass aquarium backgrounds are attached to the back of the fish tank by the use of aquarium silicone. This is a fish safe type of silicone made especially for aquarium use.
Aquarium, Reptile & Pet 3D Backgrounds | Universal Rocks
Do not limit your background design to rocks – rarely are underwater cliffs uniform walls of rock. Often, such walls in the real world include pieces of wood and aquatic plants as well; try to recreate this with your wall. While artificial plants are much easier to incorporate and maintain than live plants, you can carve openings large enough to accept potted plants. This way, if a plant fails to thrive, you can easily trade it out for a new one. Many hobbyists incorporate structures, such as tunnels, small caves or overhangs into their backgrounds, which gives the tank’s décor more depth – just be sure that they are secure, and will not collapse and injure your fish.
Selecting a Background for your Freshwater Tank - Rate My Fish Tank
As trends in the aqua world progress forward, it's quickly seen that bare tanks are no longer in. Heavily planted and biotope themed tanks are a hot ticket at the moment, but custom 3D backgrounds have really stole the show. The reason being is that these backgrounds provide a unique three dimensional aspect and can be tailored to work with any themed aquarium. Having a custom aquarium background doesn't come without a little work though. So if you're up for the challenge, I'll show you how to make a fish tank background with Styrofoam and a few other simple materials. Take your tank to the next level.
Aquarium Decorations & Decor: Aquarium Backgrounds