REEF TANK 3d Foam board background how to

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nicole simkins
nicole simkins - 3 years ago
wow thats so cool looking.
Aariph Aariph
Aariph Aariph - 3 years ago
रहा
Synettra Thomas
Synettra Thomas - 4 years ago
Great job! Very helpful!! I'm doing it now.
Daniel Schaff
Daniel Schaff - 4 years ago
I jave a question for you Billy.
Martin Chen
Martin Chen - 4 years ago
very nice.
Kelvin Johnson
Kelvin Johnson - 4 years ago
awesome!!
Mario Gutierrez
Mario Gutierrez - 4 years ago
wow,wow, very, very, nice
Vera Galan
Vera Galan - 4 years ago
can i make this and put it in a tank that has already been set up for 3 months already?
dallas chace
dallas chace - 4 years ago
drain the tank out put the fish in to a diffrent tank and let it sit in the main take for 1-2 days to make sure everything is good
Christopher Gance
Christopher Gance - 4 years ago
What kind of resin do you use for the sand?

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Joe M.
Joe M. - 4 years ago
Looks good man... one of the better ones I have seen. What product did you use?
Jamie Taylor
Jamie Taylor - 4 years ago
ayup pal great tip.. But honestly how many cans did you use? I have a 100/50cm tank 200l how any do you think i'll need? cheers meold cocker
The Fish Guy
The Fish Guy - 4 years ago
That moment when you find a $65 fish behind the background
Rob Fern
Rob Fern - 5 years ago
Billy! Yo man! How is the background working? Any recent videos? I want to try this. Looks good. Do you have a link to the materials? How long did the resin take to dry?
BTUFF MAGAZINE
BTUFF MAGAZINE - 4 years ago
Rock solid. Everything is huge
eric olsen
eric olsen - 5 years ago
why did you put salt on the foam?
eric olsen
eric olsen - 5 years ago
can you explain the resin part? what kind is it? and what is it for?
Martin Chen
Martin Chen - 4 years ago
Billy Simkins
BTUFF MAGAZINE
BTUFF MAGAZINE - 4 years ago
I just used resin from Home Depot. Mix it and spread it on foam with brush. Then while wet throw sand on it and let dry. Make sure you get the mix right. I didn't and it was like gummy. Never really hardened. You can scrap it off easy when gooey. Just apply more and throw sand on. Hard to screw up.
Winnshwe Vertley
Winnshwe Vertley - 5 years ago
What brand foam did you use
BTUFF MAGAZINE
BTUFF MAGAZINE - 4 years ago
Black from Home Depot meant for water
Emmanuel Perez
Emmanuel Perez - 5 years ago
great job Billy. thanks for the videos. do you have an update on this. just to show how it looks and pros and cons after a while.
BTUFF MAGAZINE
BTUFF MAGAZINE - 4 years ago
I had a little hair algae at first but it a resolved. There's nothing I don't like about it.
Dan Hughes
Dan Hughes - 5 years ago
What about the nasty stagnant water that is going to get trapped between the glass and back of the back ground? Is that going to be a problem? Unless you put silicone all the way around and prevented the water from getting behind the background I would be concerned with nasty stuff growing in there. I does look good though.
Michael Ritz
Michael Ritz - 5 years ago
How did you remove the salt crystals from the foam before glueing the sand on?
BTUFF MAGAZINE
BTUFF MAGAZINE - 4 years ago
Spray it with hose. It desolves off. But don't do that part. Just throw sand on the resin.

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steveandkatie tadla
steveandkatie tadla - 5 years ago
would you recommend fine or coarse sand?
TheMrjuicer
TheMrjuicer - 5 years ago
Hey whereenu get the spray foam?
BTUFF MAGAZINE
BTUFF MAGAZINE - 5 years ago
+TheMrjuicer home depot
Hannah Mariette
Hannah Mariette - 5 years ago
Wow! I love it. I need to build a basking station for my turtle. I was trying to get some ideas and find stuff that is aquarium safe. Could you give me some suggestions please? :)
electricdick
electricdick - 6 years ago
good job    liked it
Jess MacDougall
Jess MacDougall - 6 years ago
This is good for a freshwater tank, right?
Just wanna make sure because my angelfish, Buddy (named after the elf when i got him for christmas) grew and needs a bigger tank. I decided to set up a 45 gallon corner tank and make it look like a saltwater tank, but make it freshwater. I was looking for a cool background to do.
Joe M.
Joe M. - 4 years ago
It will be fine for fresh water... just make sure you let the product cure... silicone cure. So no off gases are released into your water.
THE REEF CHIEF
THE REEF CHIEF - 6 years ago
yes, i just posted update
Stef an
Stef an - 6 years ago
mega top +JBTV  -
Angel Hernandez
Angel Hernandez - 6 years ago
looks great I think I'm going to give it a try on my cichlid tank . What kind of filtration do you use ?
BTUFF MAGAZINE
BTUFF MAGAZINE - 6 years ago
I posted an update if you search:  3D reef background - UPDATE   I forgot my login here on this name.
THE REEF CHIEF
THE REEF CHIEF - 6 years ago
I'll post some videos soon.  I've had some issues with silicates.  Other than that looking good.
Mr. Shoebox.
Mr. Shoebox. - 5 years ago
+Billy Simkins the background made frm styrofoam and cement do u kno of thts safe to put in Salt water
THE REEF CHIEF
THE REEF CHIEF - 6 years ago
+Tim Winzeler video is up
Tim Winzeler
Tim Winzeler - 6 years ago
Would love to see it with some coraline!
Garry Thomas
Garry Thomas - 6 years ago
looks really great

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mark scott
mark scott - 6 years ago
It looks real good, but the foam is $16 a can, way too expensive
Spade Spade
Spade Spade - 6 years ago
Not really
A-woll Gamesalot
A-woll Gamesalot - 6 years ago
Awesomeness
bvaughn777
bvaughn777 - 6 years ago
Would love to see an updated video on the tank.  Also what resin did you use?  Did you seal both sides?  
THE REEF CHIEF
THE REEF CHIEF - 6 years ago
update is up
Monty Jensen
Monty Jensen - 6 years ago
How's the tank doing?
BTUFF MAGAZINE
BTUFF MAGAZINE - 6 years ago
look at update
KAROLY OROSS
KAROLY OROSS - 6 years ago
would really like to know what resin you used for the sand
BTUFF MAGAZINE
BTUFF MAGAZINE - 6 years ago
+BoY860 do it this way
EnVision
EnVision - 6 years ago
And or you can rub silicon all over the foam then put the sand on that way
EnVision
EnVision - 6 years ago
You could actually throw the sand right on top of the foam right after you apply the foam apply sand on it make sure ypu put plent of it till you can no longer see the foam. Wait 24 hours and shake the extra sand off.
Shinji Hy
Shinji Hy - 6 years ago
how long did it take to soak the foam in water until is not cloudy anymore? how is it holding up? 
BTUFF MAGAZINE
BTUFF MAGAZINE - 6 years ago
look at update
jim40350
jim40350 - 6 years ago
Looks Awesome
 
duane neau
duane neau - 6 years ago
Nice tank ! but the music at the end made me jump, lol
Justin Newman
Justin Newman - 6 years ago
What was the name of the two part resin you used??
BTUFF MAGAZINE
BTUFF MAGAZINE - 4 years ago
I don't remember. Just get one with a boat on it.
THE REEF CHIEF
THE REEF CHIEF - 6 years ago
I put just put holes in the plastic frame and sprayed around it.  I'll post a new video in a couple days.
Dale Cooper
Dale Cooper - 6 years ago
Done a great job. Any videos of how it's looking now?
BTUFF MAGAZINE
BTUFF MAGAZINE - 6 years ago
look at update
daddyoca69
daddyoca69 - 6 years ago
I love spray foam!!  did you seal the backside with resin and no sand?  has that foam been proven like not to leak anything nasty if exposed directly to saltwater?
BTUFF MAGAZINE
BTUFF MAGAZINE - 4 years ago
There's nothing to leak. It's inside tank. Glue to down to glass with silicone tho. Foam floats.
PintoBlades
PintoBlades - 6 years ago
Could this method be used to make a fake bottom in the tank? 
BTUFF MAGAZINE
BTUFF MAGAZINE - 4 years ago
I wouldn't. The sand is part of the filtration.
JWC3686
JWC3686 - 6 years ago
What the of resin did you use?
Marco Mariani
Marco Mariani - 7 years ago
how did you attach the overflow to the existing back panel.
and can you list the items you purchased to make this.

great JOB!!!
THE REEF CHIEF
THE REEF CHIEF - 6 years ago
I cut the holes out on the mesh.  Then once in the tank, I spray foamed around fittings.
Daniel Andrade Fotógrafo
Daniel Andrade Fotógrafo - 7 years ago
BTUFF MAGAZINE
BTUFF MAGAZINE - 7 years ago
Forget the salt rock part.
BTUFF MAGAZINE
BTUFF MAGAZINE - 7 years ago
I have everything from clams, to every kind of corals.  it's all very healthy.
BTUFF MAGAZINE
BTUFF MAGAZINE - 7 years ago
Sorry guys.  I have had this setup going for almost a year everything looks great.  No issues at all.  No glue for rocks.  The spray foam holds it in place.  I'll see if I can get a photo up some how. Or post another video.
Black OnBlack
Black OnBlack - 7 years ago
Now of course I must ask, is this 100% reef safe, and what's the lifespan of this build? Looks awesome
Btw!
BTUFF MAGAZINE
BTUFF MAGAZINE - 4 years ago
Going on 2 years

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Shannon LM
Shannon LM - 7 years ago
Hi guys ...use the Bondo product you find it in the auto dep at Canadian Tire. It smells alot(smell goes away after it dries). Quick tip the cap contains a bit more than 2oZ of fluid so mesure 2 oZ with a cup, and then its 10 drop od the hardener per oZ, so 20 drops for your 2 oZ; mix well, it stick but it works after its cured for 24 h, no danger. Ok when you paint it on your foam , sprinkle some sand or like me crush corals to give a coarse texture. The reason is primarely because some of your cleaning crew will much on the algae growing on them , but by doing so will also release some foam, the tuxedo urchin simply eats the foam and dies from it. Check my video on it, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqRymdW0gSE...

You guys, don't use salt crystals, it disolves. 
And if your looking for more detail, join Alymer's Saltys on facebook.
You have fantastic ideas, and I love your video.
ClifRock
ClifRock - 7 years ago
Nice work! Definitely will subscribe to see future videos - Let us know what you think of our stuff and consider subscribing back! 
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WonderWorkStudios
WonderWorkStudios - 7 years ago
check out my 10 gallon tank inside a 120 gallon tank w/ 3d custom foam rock work 

search     "Amazing 3D Aquarium Background Aquascape Freshwater Tank inside Tank Custom Rock"
umc studio
umc studio - 7 years ago
What glue you use? For rock or sand
Ravi Verma
Ravi Verma - 7 years ago
i billy, could you pl answer all the questions which everyone is asking...it would be a great favor
Ken Hennessey
Ken Hennessey - 7 years ago
hi billy just curious what kind of resin did you use was it just fiberglass resin?
Jim White
Jim White - 7 years ago
How is it going now just curious about longevity.
Mark Mcfarlane
Mark Mcfarlane - 7 years ago
Was the resin just for the sand to stick to or is it used to seal the foam completely on both sides?
exxodus09
exxodus09 - 7 years ago
Do you know if there was an effect on your pH? Did it have to cure at all like DIY live rock?
morgan welwood
morgan welwood - 8 years ago
Could I use rock salt for this?
MarineCritters
MarineCritters - 8 years ago
Nice looking tank, good setup. I subscribed! Do you mind checking out some of my reef videos? :)

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