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Blue Life USA Water Colors Aquarium Background - Blue

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Blue Life USA

Water Colors Aquarium Background is a pre-cut, high quality material that will give your aquarium a beautiful professional look.

  • Easy One Time Application
  • Adds Visual Depth
  • Improves Lighting Efficiency
  • Eliminates Taping & Re-taping
  • Unaffected by Salt Creep
  • No Messy Toxic Paints
Works on Glass and Acrylic Aquariums!

Enhance the look of your aquarium!

Kit contains:
  • Water Color Background
  • Squeegee Applicator
  • Spray bottle
Directions:

Prepare a Soap-Water Solution:
Prepare a solution by adding 4 drops of normal liquid dish soap (containing no lotions, oils, waxes or enzymes) to the provided spray bottle.

Prepare Work Area and Materials:
Measure the area you wish to apply background to and cut the background to that measurement. Make sure the work surface, aquarium and surrounding area are properly cleaned to avoid contaminating the background. Even if the aquarium appears clean, it should be cleaned with the spray soap-water solution (make sure aquarium surface is clean of all impurities).
*Do not allow background backing to get wet!

Applying Water Color Background:
Use the spray soap-water solution to wet the aquarium surface you are applying background to. Make sure your work surface and surrounding area are clean and free of contaminates. On a flat surface (like a table or countertop) place the background color side down (keeping the backing parallel to the work surface). Wet the entire adhesive side using the spray soap-water solution. Carefully place the background (adhesive side) to the aquarium surface you are applying to. Lightly squeegee horizontally, working from the center outwards to the left and then to the right. Applying more pressure, continue working the remainder of air and solution out form between the aquarium and the background. Allow 90 minutes for adhesive to set before moving or touching applied background.

*Background to be used on outside of aquarium, not in the aquarium.


Manufacturer Info

Blue Life USA Aquarium Supplies
Blue Life USA is committed to providing the highest quality aquarium products available. Their staff has a combined 100 years of experience as hobbyists, retailers, industry professionals, chemists and veterinarians. Blue Life USA’s vision is to enhance the enjoyment of aquarium hobbyists by offering the next generation of products that will help create and maintain thriving, vibrant and crystal clear aquariums. With an unyielding dedication to integrity and responsibility, Blue Life USA raises the bar for this generation and future generations of aquarium product manufacturers.

16 Reviews

DONALD SCHERBARTH from LIVERMORE, CA UNITED STATES

06/08/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

background

Looks great and easy to put on once you have taken the curl out.

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FLSjarkvictim from SEMINOLE, FL UNITED STATES

05/06/2016

Experience Level: Expert

Nightmare to get on!

This stuff is VERY difficult to apply to the back of your tank, must have two people to work it on or you will never get it even... Also, i only got about 8 months out of it before it started to fall off.. Would not buy it again..

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PETER LOGUE from FOREST HILLS, NY UNITED STATES

11/05/2015

Experience Level: Intermediate

Blue Life USA Water-Self Stick

I think this is the wave of the Future, The Next Best think would be Car window tint and it Goes on the same way -- I would Gladly buy it again -- I have it on 4 different Tanks, A 125, two 14's and now a 33 long-- Much Better then tape or that oil crap ( messing ) -- I would Like to see Picture themed backgrounds -- But Solid Colors are fine

2 out of 2 found this review helpful

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MITCH SUTHERLAND from GREENWOOD, IN UNITED STATES

09/26/2015

Experience Level: Intermediate

60 gallon cube

Worked great.

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CALVIN THAM from COLLIERVILLE, TN UNITED STATES

03/28/2015

Experience Level: Expert

Very good

Good quality item

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ADAM YAWS from LITTLETON, CO UNITED STATES

01/09/2015

Experience Level: Intermediate

Looks great -- read install!

The bluelife background looks great on my 90G reef. I've historically had painted tanks but for some reason this time I didn't get one. This product installs similar to window tint and it's imperative to READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. With a little help from my wife, we got this installed perfectly the first time with no air bubbles!

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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KEVIN CRENSHAW from PORT CHARLOTTE, FL UNITED STAT

09/06/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

just what i needed for my tank

this item i been watching and reviewing for some time now till i bought it..arrived just when it was order too ..5 days later.everything in description was in package and very simple to apply!the blue looks amazing on my 60 gal tank and it really sets off the 60 gal tank like anything else!thanks MarineDepot.com for this great item!

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DIANA SILVA from WEST SACRAMENTO, CA UNITED STA

06/18/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Aquarium backing

Great product! A little tricky to apply, but after using this on several aquariums in the past I finally figured out the best technique. If you have never used this, my advice is to thoroughly wet the glass and the back the film! The wetter the better! Trust me it will still stick once you squeegee the excess water out!

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CHRISTOPHER from FL UNITED STATES

05/25/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

HORRIBLE

Save your money and do NOT purchase this. While it may work for small tanks, this was an absolute nightmare to apply to my 150 gallon tall aquarium. The product is not 'easily' moved after applying the solution, and instantly sticks to the glass. Any attempt to alter its application to the glass ends up with the product sticking to itself, which will never allow it to properly lay flat across your glass. Also, if you do not remove every single air/solution bubble before its 'dried', you'll never get those bubbles out- and if your background color was blue, you'll get to enjoy solid black bubbles spotting your blue background like a fire department's dalmatian. Seriously, don't waste your money. I'd rate this 0 stars but its not an option.

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pfahlto from CINCINNATI, OH UNITED STATES

03/13/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Excellent

Easy and quick to put on, and it looks great. If it lasts it will be a great purchase.

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