Marina® Reversible Precut Planted Hideaway & Texas Cloud Aquarium Background
It is not mentioned in the on-line description, but, unlike other brands, this background neither clings on its own nor comes in a package with an adhesive. The recommended adhesive (ClearView from Marina) is no longer sold by PetSmart. The prices from other vendors vary, but reputable stores sell the adhesive for ~$20 or more for a small bottle. So, what first looked like a bargain, became a rather expensive purchase. I blame myself for not reading the comments here about this problem before making the purchase.
January 3, 2015
Great quality, unbeatable price
Bought this because of the price. We just wanted to see what the aquarium would look like with a background. All backgrounds are difficult to lay flat against the tank w/o bubbling or rippling, but not impossible. That being said, we were surprised at the quality of the background given the price. You can't lose, and our experiment is now an official part of the tank.
March 8, 2014
Inexpensive and looks great
I chose this background for my 5.5 gallon tank because I didn't want to spend 12 bucks on a background. This one was low cost and it looks great and was easy to work with. It obviously by the picture has a background for fresh and salt water. I used the freshwater and I think it looks nice. To install I just unrolled the whole sheet and centered it on the front of my tank. I taped it in place and used a razor to trim the excess from the bottom and sides. No measuring or drawing lines. Once it was the rights size I moved it to the back of the tank and taped it in place. This only took a few minutes and now I don't have to look at power cords behind the tank. I would recommend this background if you want something that looks good and is only a couple bucks lol.
December 10, 2013
Looks great, but needs adhesive to apply it!
I didn't read everything the packaging said before buying this, as I believed it to be a plain static cling just like the other products offered on the shelf. Later did I realize that it wasn't, and that it does actually say on the packaging that you need to buy special tank glass adhesive or use another method of sticking this to the back of your tank.
I used some plain transparent tape, and it looks fine.
Having two backdrops with only having to cut one piece is great, though! And it looks great with my natural-looking tank setup. It wasn't any more expensive than the others, too.
July 16, 2012