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    Default Another 29g 3D background

    Here's another 3D background just finished up. This one is for a 29g tank. Did this one in somewhat the same style as the one I did for my Nephew where it stays nice and slim so it won't take up too much tank floor space yet has some nice 3D looks to it.




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    Looks great!!!

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    Very nice and congrats for learning to do this........I think it will look great inside the tank. I would say one thing tho.........if you had the marks circular rather than so sharp vertically it would look more natural to the eye. Swirls I mean. Great job!!!!!!!
    WATER CHANGE/WATER CHANGE/WATER CHANGE <~~~ My Mantra!

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    Thanks. As to the creases/marks I actually try to avoid them being circular. Reason being because if they were circular/rounded then it would make it look too much like "river rock" which is a very rounded style of rock. So I like to make it have the look of more sharp edges like the slate and flat rock that is more common in places were you find cichlids.

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    What do you use to make these works of art?

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    Closed cell foam board hand carved to shape, then coated with drylock and fusion paints and then sealed with Pond Armor Pond Sealer.

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    Do you ever sell them?

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    Actually this one is for sale, and I do build them for others as well. I just don't post them for sale on any of the sites I am a member of because I don't want to feel like I'm using the sites for my own benefit.

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    Looking Boss Steve. You sure know what your doing
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