View Full Version : Fun with Foam!

03-02-2015, 06:50 PM
So my boyfriend asked me to put a tank together for him and I decided that it would be a great opportunity for me to try to make a 3D background to see if I would ever want to do it in my tanks. For a first attempt, I have to say, it didn't turn out too poorly. It is made from insulation foam and painted with drylock.

One big mistake I made was forgetting to figure in the filter during construction. The tank is using a HOB filter because there is no way the bf would bother cleaning a cannister filter. I had to shorten the intake because I couldn't get through the all the levels of foam so I put a powerhead towards the bottom of the tank to help with water circulation. The background also has a few bubble stones placed in it which should help water flow as well.

It still has that newly planted tank look to it, but hopefully once everything grows in it will look nice.


03-02-2015, 06:55 PM
That looks really good

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03-02-2015, 07:26 PM
Did you create it from scratch? This looks stunning.

03-02-2015, 07:29 PM
Very, very nice! I'm sure it will be spectacular once grown in.

03-02-2015, 08:11 PM
Yes very nice work! I'm no where near creative enough to accomplish something like this.

03-02-2015, 08:12 PM
I may have to hire you for a background or two [emoji6]

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03-02-2015, 09:22 PM
Ultra-cool. Nice work, Jessica!

03-03-2015, 07:37 AM
Well done.

03-03-2015, 07:45 AM
thats really nice, great job

03-03-2015, 08:15 AM
That's awesome. Excellent job

03-03-2015, 09:40 AM
Thanks for the support everyone! Yes it was from scratch. I used pink insulation foam and carved with a knife and dremel. I only stabbed myself once, which was quite the accomplishment itself.

03-05-2015, 12:30 PM
You have found your new calling! That is very nice indeed. I am amazed at your talent.

04-11-2015, 09:38 PM
Are you interested in producing any for sale?

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04-13-2015, 12:31 PM
Unfortunately it takes too long to make them to be worth selling them.

04-13-2015, 07:46 PM
Unfortunately it takes too long to make them to be worth selling them.

i dunno - if they hold up, 100$ for a 55 wouldnt be out of the question

04-16-2015, 11:44 AM
Having made a few myself I can say I wouldnt do it if someone gave me $100. Great work btw