Advice 1: How to stick an aquarium background

Decorate home aquarium can be a variety of ways. One option is gluing plastic decorative background on the back wall of the aquarium. If you have purchased the background without a special adhesive layer, attach it by using the following techniques.
How to stick an aquarium background
You will need
  • Decorative background;
  • aquarium;
  • scissors;
  • tape;
  • glycerin;
  • spatula;
  • silicone sealant.
Regardless of how you guys fixed the background decoration, you need to clean the glass surface of the aquarium. This can be done with a sponge for washing dishes and cleaning Windows. Carefully wipe the glass to remove dust and stains.
The easiest option – stick flexible background to the back wall of the aquarium with pieces of tape. The background image need to buy a stock. It should be more from all sides a few inches. At home you can trim the background to size with scissors. Attach backgrounds to the aquarium and align it at the top. First attach the tape on the top part of the background. And then, gently smoothing out the background, glue the sides and bottom. This method of attachment has the disadvantage. Randomly appearing water drops may get into the space between the background and the wall of the aquarium. In wet locations the background to be stronger to fit the glass. This will impair visual perception of the aquarium.
A more reliable way to secure flexible background - pasting it using glycerin. You can buy it at the pharmacy. Instead of glycerin you can take any mineral oil. Pick a background and stick it with tape at one edge. Apply glycerin on the back wall of the aquarium. For these purposes, you can use a brush, but it is better to apply glycerine hands, as a brush can leave dust and lint. Missed on the wall start to gradually impose the background. With a spatula smooth the bumps and expel air bubbles from under the background. The spatula can be replaced with plastic card. Emerging at the edges of excess glycerin wipe with a dry cloth. After the procedure, attach the remaining edges of the background with tape.
The background of the more dense material can be pasted on the inner surface of the aquarium with silicone sealant. Such a background will be a long time to preserve the richness of colors due to its inertness to water. For his connection with the glass are ideal sealant for gluing aquariums.

Advice 2 : How to stick on the aquarium film

Looks original aquarium with tinted rear side. First, on a dark background more visible the amazing inhabitants of the underwater world. Secondly, by itself the aquarium looks more aesthetically pleasing. To achieve the same effect by sticking the film on the back wall of the pond.
How to stick on the aquarium film
You will need
  • - vinyl film;
  • - scissors;
  • - the range;
  • pencil;
  • water;
  • - rags;
  • spray gun;
  • shampoo or liquid soap;
  • - a plastic card.
Prepare the aquarium: if it has already been used, drain the water. Then measure the back wall of the aquariumand move the resulting dimensions on the reverse side of vinyl with pressure sensitive adhesive (sometimes referred to as Arakelova film or simply Oracle). Then cut the tape along the intended contours.
Vinyl film adhesively bonded to the outside of the aquarium. But before it stick, ORACAL is recommended to be reduced from two parties to three millimeters.
Wash and wipe dry the outer side of the rear wall of the aquarium. Fill the spray bottle of soapy water (can use liquid soap or shampoo) and shake it a few times. Then generously spray the solution on all prepared surfaces.
Carefully remove the protective layer with self-adhesive vinyl film ORACAL and attach to the outside of the rear wall of an artificial pond. If the first time did not exactly make self adhesive film, try again (possible just due to the fact that the surface with soapy water).
As soon as you align the top edge of the bonded vinyl film and require assistance (one with the execution of subsequent operations can not cope). Pull the bottom adhesive film without letting it stick. At this time your partner use a plastic card to uniformly smooth film, driving out from under it excess water and air.
Don't be afraid to click on the map: it will not scratch the vinyl film. Flowing movements expel air and water from center to edge, top to bottom. In General the whole procedure of pasting the aquariumand will take five to ten minutes.
No mistake in size, as it will either have to detailat the pieces of adhesive tape, or to cut a new piece.
Useful advice
To create a dark background by setting the aquarium a black screen or paint the outside back wall of the pond.
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