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Hi all

I'm thinking of using Back to Nature Slim-line background, but wondered if any members could share their experience with it.

Are there many drawbacks in using it, such as problems in getting a good seal. What happens when / if water does get behind it?

Appreciate any opinions on whether they are good, or more trouble than they are worth.

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Back to Nature Slim-line background


Exactly what do you mean by that?

Regardless of what you use it must be properly sealed other wise any water that gets behind could easily become stagnant because of a poor water circulation.

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EditedEdited 07-Dec-2009 04:55
Back to Nature Slim-line background

Exactly what do you mean by that?

Hi Keith

It's the product name. See this link http://www.backtonature.se/english/slimline.html

Installation tips found here http://www.backtonature.se/english/montera_slimline.html

Regardless of what you use it must be properly sealed other wise any water that gets behind could easily become stagnant because of a poor water circulation.
Yes I know, but I'm looking for feedback from any users, as to how difficult it proved to get it properly sealed and any other drawbacks they found with it's use. It's very costly, so I'm doing my homework before I come to a decision as to whether I'd use it.

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After reading the instructions I'd be inclined to put some extra gobbs of silicone around the edges of the BG to seal it off completely... it does seem like water would get trapped back there and cause a problem because the instructions don't "seal" the background in, they just attach it to the glass firmly... I dont have experience with it, but just my take on the product after reading it... its a really cool idea though (could be cool to get some moss maybe growing on the back in some places...)

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Treat it as putting in a window.

Do as per instructions then on the edges give a double run of silicone by that I mean two runs side by side as close to all the edges as possible then when installed go around again on all the edges and don't skimp using it. If you do not know how to use a gun take it to a glazier and get him to install it for you or find some one who knows how to use a gun correctly not think they can.

One little gap and the seal will not work at all.

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TW glad you decided to go with it! It seems like a great looking BG. Can't wait to see how it looks in your tank with a beautiful scape and fish keep us updated!

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Agreed looks like it's been applied quite well, wish I'd gone and bought stock in the silicone companies.


Full tank shot when all set up please


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