Fabric & Filter
Fabric is not normally thought to be a tank material, but in this case it works perfectly!
Here is the before the tank is finished shot:
Here is a photo after the Money fabric was added behind the tank.
It turned out pretty good and although that space is not usable for the occupants, it really adds to the tank. This could be used in a larger tank where there is no shortage of usable floor space.
Pond filters are not typically thought of as a good background material, however a couple people have used it.
Here is a 20 gallon vertical created by Willowalker as seen on Dendroboard. It was called “Frankenvert” because it combined clay & filter background to create a background that was less likely to cave-in due to instability.
Here is the background with some wood pieces & vines added.
Here is the same background covered with clay.
And then again planted.
Have you ever created a background using fabric or filters? How did they turn out?