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Black Tank Background With Insulating Value.

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So I got tired of looking through my tanks and seeing the hoses and cables running down in behind them. Painting the glass on the backside of the tank black was going to be a pain in the butt. So I looked around and spotted my wifes neoprene workout matt. I unrolled it and found it to be the perfect length to wrap around the sides and back. I added strips of velcro to the matt and sides of the tank to hold it on. he tank is a tall 66 gallon sitting in the basement which is much cooler than the rest of the townhouse in the winter. What i got is a 1 cm thick insulating black background. Seems to work great.

For my 54 gallon tank upstairs I found a roll of foam(i think it is also neoprene)liner for kitchen drawers at wall mart in black worked like a charm for that tank too.

If you have a tank already set up or one you would like to insulate a bit, this may be a good option.




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Love it!  I've been wanting to add a black background to my tank for a long time and wasn't sure how to do it.  I'm going to go looking for that kitchen drawer liner this week. Thanks for the fantastic tip!

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