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    Okay, whoever came up with backlit aquariums is a genius! Every single person that came one more day to help me move saw it setup and it was hard for me to get them back to work! The strip has 20 colors alone, then I can still play with those colors with the light that's going down. Also can fade or brighten them. 44 bucks plus a cheap roll of frosted roll.

    Even my crew of discus appear to be..."whoooaaaa...". Hell, first time ever I saw one of my dogs top, set, and stare at it
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    Very nice job on the wood! Nice build!!

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    yeah Looks so good! I'm also planning on doing a backlit setup with my 125 build. Are you using frosted glass too?
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    Thanks Brian! I've never milled my own trim before but my contractor buddy is teaching me after this weekend. I have skirt mold on top and bottom already but then making custom 2.25" corner mold and then a TBD profile for trimming out the doors.

    Shan, DEFINITELY order inexpensive frosted roll off Amazon. PM me to remind me & I'll send link. I got the remote controlled, multi colored LED lights from Lowes for $44. (16ft long). I just love the idea because I could never figure out what background floated my boat
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    Get'n there... not quite there yet though.

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    Ugghhhh... why sideways??????? Sorry sorry... I didn't even turn my phone sideways this time!
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    I like the backlight idea but would build sides behind the tank so spill over would not happen .If all around the tank was not lit up I think it would be more impacting ?
    I used to have 'shadow boxes' behind tanks with lighting and hardscape that never needed cleaning or grew algae ! Eventually the back glass will need to be cleaned which became a PIA for me ..
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