Aquarium vinyl backing fitting – how-to by RJD Fish Tanks
I recently came across RJD Fish Tanks on youtube, they are producing some interesting aquarium how-to videos so I spoke to Robert who was happy for us to share them here. I thought this one was particularly useful, a vinyl backing is a much better option than the shop-bought backings that do not stick to the aquarium glass. They often end up looking messy and end up on the floor.
Aquarium vinyl backing
This video from RJD Fish tanks shows in detail how to fit a vinyl backing to your aquarium neatly and easily.
A vinyl backing can improve the look of your aquarium greatly, making it look neat and tidy, whilst enhancing the colours of your fish and plants.
Many aquarists opt to paint the back of their aquarium to achieve this look. But paint can be very difficult to achieve the desired look. A vinyl backing is guaranteed not to be left with swirls or any markings that paint regularly ends up with. Painting your aquarium can be a lengthy task and is often best left to professionals, which can be costly.
An aquarium vinyl backing will save your wallet from a big shock, can be done quickly and easily and will leave you with the same look at the end.
Aquarium vinyl backing – how-to
It is essential that the outside of your aquarium is clean before applying vinyl. There is nothing worse than finishing the job to find that there is dust or debris on the inside of the backing. A soapy spray will ensure that the vinyl doesn’t stick in place immediately. This means that you can adjust it to fit correctly and remove any air bubbles. The water will then dry away once you have the backing in place leaving it fixed permanently.
A credit card or similar tool is ideal for removing any initial air bubbles from behind the vinyl. This ensures that the vinyl sticks in place perfectly against the aquarium.
RJD Fish Tanks – youtube
RJD Fish tanks have recently hit 100 subscribers on youtube, lets get that number up!
You can subscribe to the channel here. They already have a few useful video’s up and I am sure they will keep coming.
Here is Roberts description of his channel:
My name is Robert Dickinson and I have created this channel to share my aquascaping tutorials, general fish keeping and tips throughout my journey. These are some of the things that you will find when subscribing to my channel.
I started this channel so that I can show the world my take on looking after fish, maintaining the tanks and the best part when you get a new fish tank, deciding how you would like to set it up according to your own personal expressions. I recently moved from South Africa to the UK. I am always down to connect and answer any question.
I value each and every person’s opinions and thoughts and am always willing to assist where I can, so please send me a message or leave a comment and I will do my best to give you the best outcome possible. Thank you so much for Subscribing and doing this journey with me. Robert Dickinson
Here’s their info from this video:
Here you will learn the process of attaching a background to your fish tank. There are lots of different reasons why people would put a background on their fish tanks, I purely do it as it makes the fish tank look neater and and it gives off the look that I like. Here is the link on how to clean your fish tank before setting it up and putting your background on https://youtu.be/XG9kOKaJP5Y. Remember to Subscribe and hit that like button !!!
See our how-to video on making your own nutritious fish food from @davescichlids here.