Universal Rock Aquarium Backgrounds Olgas
Great for Reptiles Too!
I have the Crevice background in the back of my treefrog's 72g bowfront and they LOVE IT! It eye catching, and appealing and makes thier tank the center point of my livingroom and the frogs have a good textured surface they can climb on, sleep on, and hide on and it's made of a soft enough material i can easily cut slits in it and fix plants to it. i've had it over a year now and it still looks like brand new in thier 100% humidity tank from the top edge to the bottom where it touches thier water. it's lost none of it's color
January 23, 2011
Beautiful Natural 3D Effect
I purchased the Olgas background for my 150 gallon tank.
Natural looking 3D effect
Wonderful looking with nothing else that can compare to the quality and durability of this product.
Somewhat difficult to install
Need a lot of clamping and prop sticks to hold in place while silicone cures.
Need to be creative to hide plumbing and heater.
Expensive but worth the money
Overall there is nothing out there that can compare to these natural looking 3D backgrounds. They are very flexible to bend and install and are virtually unbreakable.
Though they are somewhat difficult to install the final result is worth the effort and money invested.
September 23, 2011
Great Looking, But Problems In MyTank
I bought the mini crevice to fit in a Fluval Spec V tank. I had to cut it to size, and I can tell you it's hard to cut. After trying a carpet knife, I got out my electric jigsaw and cut it. I put it in the tank using aquarium silicone, used sticks to prop it up, and allowed it to dry. After setting up tank, water, decorations, etc. I noticed that I could never get clear water, always cloudy. Also the mini crevice smelled like rubber to me. I use the built in filter that came with the Fluval tank, plus a small outside canister filter. I also have a water sterilizer. After about a month of the water never getting clear, I removed the mini crevice background and the silicone from tank. Within two to three hours the water became crystal clear.
I have kept aquariums large and small for the past 35 years, so I'm experienced in water quality, etc. So this is why I gave it two stars. Maybe in a larger tank than 5 gallons it might be ok.
November 6, 2012
Almost impossible to fit the background in the tank. I got the largest of all of them for my 90 Gallon tank, it came in a box all folded into four folds and it never came back into shape. I tried flattening at a steam bath at the gym, but the problem ended up being just plain bad molding.
Plus it does not look good at all!
December 20, 2011