Aquarium Backgrounds


Aquarium Background Pictures


Standard picture style aquarium background are produced by the roll and sold by the foot. They are attached to the outside of the back aquarium surface using sticky tape or other suitable adhesives.

Virtually any aquatic scene imaginable is available as an aquarium background picture. Vibrant corals, lush aquatic plants and whimsical aquascapes are all available from well stocked aquarium suppliers.

Resin Aquarium Background


Fashioned from the same polyester material as resin aquarium ornaments, these aquarium backdrops are decorative and durable. Most are designed with realistic textures that mimic natural rock formations. Some rise above the aquarium's height to create an imitation rock wall.

This style of background is placed inside the aquarium. The correct size must be purchased for the individual aquarium dimensions. If the resin background does not sit snugly against the back of the tank it can be attached using a thin bead of acetic cure silicone.

Painted Aquarium Background


When a solid coloured aquarium background is desired this is often painted onto the back exterior. Aquarium shops often use this method in their fish tanks with good results. A plain black aquarium background contrasts effectively with most fish and aquarium plants.

Since the paint is applied to the exterior of the aquarium, toxicity is not a concern. Just choose a paint that will not dissolve in water or bead on the glass surface. Several layers may need to be applied to avoid any translucent patches in the background.

Sand Aquarium Background


Applying a sand finish to an aquarium can reproduce the look and feel of a sandstone wall. The only materials required are a quantity of sand and some acetic cure silicone. Painting the back of the glass in a colour similar to the sand will reduce translucency for a more realistic effect.

When applying the background there are two variations you can choose from. A smooth application of the silicone in a thin smear causes the finished background to resemble a cut sandstone block. More natural finishes are recreated by a less even coat. In both methods the silicone should not show any obvious strokes as these will be displayed in the finished background.

Choose a cooler day with minimal breeze to avoid the silicone forming skin before the sand is added. Practice before applying the finish to the actual aquarium. A straight edged ruler or spatula may be useful for achieving a smooth effect. Any number of objects including sea sponges or rags will help with a rougher surface.

Once the silicone layer is applied place the surface face up and pour a generous layer of sand over it. In 12 to 24 hours the excess sand can be shaken off. After a few days when the vinegar smell has dissipated the aquarium is safe to use.

Slate Aquarium Background


Slate aquarium backdrops are another do it yourself project with a natural looking outcome. The flat nature of slate pieces makes them perfect for adhering to the back of an aquarium. Arrange the entire background before attaching the slate. Again acetic cure silicone is the safe adhesive to use. Overlap the edges and use several layers of slate for the best background effect.

Aquarium Backgrounds For Sale


Juwel Cliff Dark Background Juwel Cliff Dark Background
AU $129.95
Juwel Stone lime Background Juwel Stone lime Background
AU $69.95
Juwel Stone Clay Background Juwel Stone Clay Background
AU $69.95
Juwel STR Bark Background Juwel STR Bark Background
AU $54.95
Double Sided Aquarium Poster Background Backdrop Fish Tank Vivarium Landscape Double Sided Aquarium Poster Background Backdrop Fish Tank Vivarium Landscape
AU $2.79
3D fish tank background 3D fish tank background
AU $20.00
3D fish tank background 3D fish tank background
AU $20.00
3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM ROCK PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 60 X 45cm 3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM ROCK PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 60 X 45cm
AU $25.00
3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM ROCK PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 60 X 45cm 3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM ROCK PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 60 X 45cm
AU $25.00
3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM ROCK PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 60 X 45cm 3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM ROCK PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 60 X 45cm
AU $25.00
Juwel Root 450 3D Background Juwel Root 450 3D Background
AU $169.95
Aquarium Background 4 fish tank 57.5cm tall Moss River Aquarium Background 4 fish tank 57.5cm tall Moss River
AU $4.00
Aquarium background full roll 15m x 30cm  OVERNIGHT AIR FREIGHT INCLUDED Aquarium background full roll 15m x 30cm OVERNIGHT AIR FREIGHT INCLUDED
AU $27.00
3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM ROCK PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES (60 X 45cm) X 2 3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM ROCK PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES (60 X 45cm) X 2
AU $60.00
3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM ROCK PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES (60 X 45cm) X 2 3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM ROCK PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES (60 X 45cm) X 2
AU $60.00
Aquarium background full roll 15m x 60cm  OVERNIGHT AIR FREIGHT INCLUDED Aquarium background full roll 15m x 60cm OVERNIGHT AIR FREIGHT INCLUDED
AU $36.00
Aquarium background full roll 15m x 50cm  OVERNIGHT AIR FREIGHT INCLUDED Aquarium background full roll 15m x 50cm OVERNIGHT AIR FREIGHT INCLUDED
AU $33.00
BRAND NEW HIGH GLOSS DOUBLE SIDED PLASTIC AQUARIUM BACKGROUND BRAND NEW HIGH GLOSS DOUBLE SIDED PLASTIC AQUARIUM BACKGROUND
AU $2.00
Juwel Rock 3D Background - 450 Juwel Rock 3D Background - 450
AU $119.95
Aquarium Background 4 fish tank 60cm Rocks with Moss River Aquarium Background 4 fish tank 60cm Rocks with Moss River
AU $4.00
3D BackGround Foam Standard 2ft  60cm by 45cm Rock Fish Tank Aquarium 3D BackGround Foam Standard 2ft 60cm by 45cm Rock Fish Tank Aquarium
AU $12.00
3D BackGround Foam Standard 2ft  60cm by 45cm Rock Fish Tank Aquarium 3D BackGround Foam Standard 2ft 60cm by 45cm Rock Fish Tank Aquarium
AU $15.00
A41  3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM  ROCK  PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 120X45 A41 3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM ROCK PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 120X45
AU $45.00
Aqua One background rocky foam A3 60l x 45h cm Aqua One background rocky foam A3 60l x 45h cm
AU $30.00
B21  3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM  ROCK  PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 135X60 B21 3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM ROCK PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 135X60
AU $70.00
PUS02 3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM ROCK PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 120 x 68cm PUS02 3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM ROCK PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 120 x 68cm
AU $150.00
B23  3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM  ROCK  PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 120 X 45 B23 3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM ROCK PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 120 X 45
AU $45.00
B23  3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM  ROCK  PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 135X60 B23 3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM ROCK PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 135X60
AU $70.00
80 LITRE FISH REPTILE TANK AQUARIUM WITH HEATER,  FILTER & BACKGROUND. 2'6". BRIS 80 LITRE FISH REPTILE TANK AQUARIUM WITH HEATER, FILTER & BACKGROUND. 2'6". BRIS
AU $80.00
PUY91  3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM  ROCK  PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 150 X60 PUY91 3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM ROCK PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 150 X60
AU $175.00
B22 3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM  ROCK  PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 60 X 45 B22 3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM ROCK PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 60 X 45
AU $25.00
Fish tank 3D silicone backing for 4 foot x 2 foot tank Fish tank 3D silicone backing for 4 foot x 2 foot tank
AU $50.00
PP17 3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM  ROCK  PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 60 X 45 PP17 3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM ROCK PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 60 X 45
AU $25.00
PU52  3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM  ROCK  PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 120 X45 PU52 3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM ROCK PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 120 X45
AU $80.00
PU42  3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM  ROCK  PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 120 X45 PU42 3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM ROCK PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 120 X45
AU $80.00
PUtAB  3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM  ROCK  PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 120 X68 PUtAB 3D ARTIFICIAL AQUARIUM ROCK PANEL BACKGROUND FISH TANK REPTILES 120 X68
AU $179.00
Aquarium Artifical Rock Wall Panel Decoration suitable for fish or reptile tank Aquarium Artifical Rock Wall Panel Decoration suitable for fish or reptile tank
AU $150.00
Juwel 3D Fish Tank   Aquarium Rock Background 450 RRP $120+ Juwel 3D Fish Tank Aquarium Rock Background 450 RRP $120+
AU $30.00
16" Double Sided Aquarium Background Backdrop Fish Tank Reptile Vivarium Marine 16" Double Sided Aquarium Background Backdrop Fish Tank Reptile Vivarium Marine
AU $9.00
16" Double Sided Aquarium Background Backdrop Fish Tank Reptile Vivarium Marine 16" Double Sided Aquarium Background Backdrop Fish Tank Reptile Vivarium Marine
AU $23.00

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