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OK on the great stuff background
1 how many cans do I need for a nice background size
2 how many silicone tubes do I need I wanna cover the back of the glass and to put the substrate to the foam
3 on the eggcrate how many 48" panels do I need for a 3" of the false bottom.
 

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When I did my 55 I used 3 cans of GS, 4 tubes of silicone, and only 1 diffuser panel. I only did the back though, if you are doing the sides as well you might want to get 4 cans of GS, it goes way more quickly than you would expect. One thing that I did that made the tank look a lot better was to put black contact paper on the back and sides.....might be worth looking into.
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OK I'm gonna pick up two more cans tomorrow and the silicone. Will that be enough panels to raise it three inches. And what is contact paper
 

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You only need 1 panel....use 2.5 or 3" pvc connectors to raise the sheet of diffuser. Contact paper is self-adhesive paper....its used on the outside of the tank....not necessary but looks much cleaner than seeing silicone and GS.
 

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I completely forgot about the the PVC pieces to use and oh OK Ill look into the contact paper
 
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