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    Default 3D Ledge background by Universal Rocks

    I installed a 3D "Ledge" Universal Rocks background into my 165 Gallon tank a couple of months ago. The plants were added this past week so they are just starting out.
    Had to remove all of my fish for a few days while the silicone cured (siliconed back side edges to glass), that was the most difficult part of the install.
    I drilled approx 100 small holes with an electric drill 3/8 bit in inconspicuous places, so now my heater and both canister filter intakes are concealed behind. The only visible equipment are the spraybar returns and a thermometer. Overall I'm very happy with the background, and the fish seem to like it as well. They spend alot of time grazing on the various ledges and outcroppings, and seem more interested in their surroundings.
    I'm not sure if the picture captures just how nice it looks, but I definitely recommend this product.
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    Default Re: 3D Ledge background by Universal Rocks

    Looks great. Universal Rocks have some great products. They were a vendor at the last NADA show and I highly recomend them.

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    Default Re: 3D Ledge background by Universal Rocks

    Very nice. I was looking at the roll kind because the way my tank is braced I can not get a whole piece to go in with one go. It is a bit expensive for being a super thin roll on though. I may still do it just to avoid the horrid blue background.

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    Default Re: 3D Ledge background by Universal Rocks

    You sure Ricardo? Mine is very flexible. Tank looks good btw, I love my Universal Rocks background.

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    Default Re: 3D Ledge background by Universal Rocks

    I drilled approx 100 small holes with an electric drill 3/8 bit in inconspicuous places, so now my heater and both canister filter intakes are concealed behind.
    Wont this allow for debris to build up overtime behind the background? How will you clean it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Discus-n00b View Post
    You sure Ricardo? Mine is very flexible. Tank looks good btw, I love my Universal Rocks background.
    This tank has really bad braces that have small holes. Unless it can roll up it will not be possible. I remember you saying your rolled but does it roll completely or slightly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nc0gnet0 View Post
    Wont this allow for debris to build up overtime behind the background? How will you clean it?
    I figured I'd periodically put the siphon behind the background while doing water changes to suck out any accumulated debris.

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