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Aquarium decoration – how to stick a film on the aquarium

No matter how beautiful the living plants in the aquarium are, the special artificial rear background will give the effect of expanding the space and make the design richer. The roll is very convenient in this respect. background-film.

  • 1 roll background, JBL Fixol glue packaging or 25 ml glycerin, adhesive tape, glass cleaner, sponge

1. First a purchased aquarium is fitted background under the size of the rear window, minus one centimeter on all sides, the excess is trimmed.

2. Then thoroughly clean the back surface of the aquarium from dirt. This is done with a sponge dipped in a glass cleaner.

3. As an adhesive, it is better to use JBL Fixol. With him background-the film will last a very long time.

If there is no such glue, then you can use glycerin, it is freely sold in a pharmacy. A special spatula, which is included in the kit kit, glue evenly distributed throughout the glass.

4. Overlay background for an aquarium and smooth it out so that all the air bubbles are extruded, otherwise they will spoil the whole design. It is very good to wrap a spatula with a cloth.

Replace the spatula can be a flat piece of cardboard.

5. If the corners of the aquarium background-the film is twisted, then it is temporarily fixed with adhesive tape.

6. Wipe out the glue to erase with a sponge. For reliability pasted background around the perimeter with duct tape.

Now the aquarium looks much more beautiful.

How to glue the film on the aquarium :: how to stick the aquarium film :: Equipment and accessories

Looking at the fish floating in the aquarium, the observer unwittingly notices objects that are behind the aquarium, or the pattern of wall-paper. To preserve the effect of the depth of the space of the underwater world, it is enough to use a special background for the aquarium, one of which is film-stickers, which are distinguished by low price and the possibility of frequent replacement.

They can be installed on the outer side of the rear wall of the aquarium, the inner side of its rear wall, as well as on a thin base of plywood or fiberboard, which is attached to the rear of the aquarium frame.

  • – rubber spatula or plastic card with smooth edges;
  • – a sheet of plywood or fiberboard according to the size of the back wall of the aquarium;
  • – self-adhesive film-background for aquariums.

1. Sticking on the base for subsequent mounting it to the wall of the aquarium from the outside:
Cut out the base for sticking the film exactly to the size of the back wall of the aquarium of thin plywood, cragis or fiberboard (in extreme cases, from thick cardboard).

2. Clean the surface dry.

3. Free the edge of the self-adhesive film-picture from the protective layer no more than 2-3 cm from its narrow side. The operation must be carried out quickly enough, since the adhesive layer of the film dries out quickly and loses its ability to stick.

4. Attach the free adhesive side of the film to the base and press it, smoothing it with a rubber spatula or a plastic card over the entire area of ​​a small strip of glued surface.

5. Peel off the next 2-3 cm of film, stretching it across the width, press it with a spatula, leveling the surfaces to be glued and squeezing the air between them.

6. Cut off the excess part of the film, or gently bend and glue to the back of the base.

7. Attach the resulting background tightly to the frame of the aquarium with tape so that it covers the back wall as much as possible.

8. For sticking film with the image directly on the back wall of the aquarium from the inside or outside of it:
Use the above film sticking technology. It should be remembered that later it will be difficult to remove it.

This option is for those who do not like to frequently change the interior of the aquarium.

9. Sticking with adhesive tape:
You can also fix a fragment of the film around the perimeter of the outer part of the back wall of the aquarium with double-sided or regular tape.

The usual non-self-adhesive background film can be glued to the outside of the back wall of the aquarium with silicate glue, liquid soap, sunflower oil, sugar syrup, while constantly smoothing and squeezing out the excess adhesive composition.

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