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Sporn Static Cling Classic Black Aquarium Background

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Description

Upgrade your aquarium style with the Sporn Static Cling Classic Black Aquarium Background. This static cling background is the perfect addition to bring your aquarium’s naturalistic flair to the next level. Not only does it look great, but it also adds depth and dimension to your aquarium by reducing background light and clutter from the surrounding room. It will make your fish, plants, invertebrates and other accessories stand out, and also helps keep unsightly stains, electrical cords, and filters out of sight. Plus, it clings easily with no tape or adhesive needed so it’s easy to apply, and can be adjusted to most aquarium sizes.

Key Benefits
  • Static cling background is the perfect touch to enhance your saltwater or freshwater aquarium.
  • Easy to apply straight out of the package with cling design–no tape or glue needed.
  • Adds depth and dimension to your aquarium by reducing background light and clutter from the surrounding room.
  • Keeps unsightly stains, electrical cords, thermometers and filters out of sight and makes your aquarium accessories stand out.
  • Small is 24 x 12 inches and medium is 36 x 18 inches; can be trimmed to fit a wide range of tanks.

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  • Item Number
    129770
  • Dimensions
    24 x 12 x 1.5 inches
  • Aquarium Type
    Freshwater, Saltwater
  • Fish Type
    Tropical Freshwater, Marine Fish
Instructions

1) Thoroughly clean the mounting surface of the tank. Conventional glass cleaner may be used. However, it is very important not to spray the cleaner directly onto the tank. Always go to another room and spray the cleaner onto a paper towel and then use the towel to wipe down the outside of your aquarium or terrarium.

2) Measure the area of the aquarium or terrarium you will be covering with the static cling background. Use a measuring tape or the numbered grid on the back of the background (count both the horizontal and vertical lines). Once you have determined the size, use a sharp pair of scissors to cut along the designated gridlines, making sure to capture the portion of the image you wish to display.

3) Remove any obstructions, which might be blocking the tank surface (e.g. air pumps, thermometers) and spray a light mist of room temperature water onto the glass surface.

4) Starting at one corner, gently peel the white backing from the static cling background. With the graphic side facing up, spray a light mist on the side that will be pressed against the glass.

5) Align the top edge of the static cling background with the top edge of the tank using your hands to adhere at least the top two inches onto the glass without wrinkles. Mist the back of the static cling background and use a burnishing tool to slowly smooth out the static cling background.

6) If needed, you can repeatedly pull back and reposition the background. The background will maintain its static cling ability.

7) Once all the wrinkles and air bubbles have been removed, use a razor to remove any excess.

8) Enjoy the new atmosphere you have just created. When necessary, pull back the static cling background to remove the wrinkles. It is the best to start from the top center and push down and outwards, towards the sides, to work out all the wrinkles and air bubbles.

Size
SizeDimensions
Small24 x 12 inches
Medium36 x 18 inches

May be cut to desired shape or size.

Rating: 3.7 of 5 stars 29 Reviews 29 Reviews 3.7 out of 5 Stars

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Rating: 3.7 of 5 stars 3.7 / 5

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Used it for snake enclosure but wish there was more on the roll

    By Raven on Oct 23, 2021

    I used this static cling to black out the outside of my ball pythons enclosure, so that it feels more like a den for her. I only have a 20 gallon tank right now and I almost used all of it to cover the entire enclosure (except the front). So if I get a bigger one or if you have a bigger tank and use this for covering the sides and back you may not have enough with one roll. This is made for fish tanks, so I can understand. But I wanted to mention this in case anyone else buys this for the same reason.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    The Color Isn’t Black

    By Tcarlyy on Nov 19, 2021

    This was super easy to apply but it’s not black. It appears light grey or even blue, regardless of the lighting behind the tank. So bummed. Will definitely be replacing it.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    not opaque

    By 3cats on Aug 3, 2021

    plastic is thin and not black; coating of black is added to plastic and can crack/scar easily; final look reads more like dark gray than black. the lack of opacity like other backgrounds isn't as pleasing. if it stays put it can keep the third star...

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    seemed simple enough, but...

    By Chevy on May 27, 2021

    I followed the instructions to the letter but was left with a lot of mini air bubbles and marks. I tried to gently smooth them out with a piece of cardboard (instructions call for a razor), and it tore. I had it less than a day.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    It’s okay...

    By Ethuna on Mar 28, 2021

    I really wanted to love this product. The idea of static cling instead of sticky substance on my tank is awesome. That part worked well. However, after applying the product and smoothing it out, I was left with a lot of tiny bubbles and a few mini tears that light can shine through. Because of the bubbles the background is not as black as I thought it would be. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative for a sticky tank background you can give this a try, maybe you’ll have better luck than I did.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Black Static Cling Looks Great

    By LissaB on Mar 1, 2021

    I was a little skeptical about the black aquarium background but am glad I got it. It was easy to follow the directions, easy to cut, easy to place and line up, easy to get the bubbles out, etc. I missed one bubble but I actually have decided I like the look of it at the back of the tank and don't feel it detracts from the overall effect enough to go back and do it again. I'm glad I bought it. I've gotten a compliment on how good it looks from the one person who has seen it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Background!

    By Diane on Mar 17, 2021

    This background is easy to apply with a spray bottle of water and a simple dollar store squeegee, if you do not already own one. I already have purchased others to do my other tanks! Looks great on the sides and backs of my 15 gallon as well as my 5.5 gallon tanks! Order it, you won't be sorry!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Very simple

    By Anais on Apr 19, 2021

    I love the background very aesthetic background for a simple tank. It gave me a little trouble to stick but eventually stayed on and didn't fall or move!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    By JZORNY on Mar 27, 2021

    Awesome product! Glass should be sprayed with glass cleaner before application, or it it will bubble up like flea market window tint. Good thing it can be reapplied!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice background

    By Christian on May 21, 2020

    This is a very nice background with a true black color. I wanted a relatively easy way to get a black background without something more permanent like painting the back of my tank black. To apply you just need to get it wet (I think there's some kind of cover you need to remove first actually) and use some kind of tool to smooth out the bubbles. Despite my best efforts I did end up with a few small bubbles but they're only noticeable if you look at the background at an angle, and even then it's not a big deal. I've had it on there for over a year and it has stayed securely attached so far and still looks great, though I'm guessing it won't stay attached forever without using some kind of This is a very nice background with a true black color. I wanted a relatively easy way to get a black background without something more permanent like painting the back of my tank black. To apply you just need to get it wet (I think there's some kind of cover you need to remove first actually) and use some kind of tool to smooth out the bubbles. Despite my best efforts I did end up with a few small bubbles but they're only noticeable if you look at the background at an angle, and even then it's not a big deal. I've had it on there for over a year and it has stayed securely attached so far and still looks great, though I'm guessing it won't stay attached forever without using some kind of adhesive. Would highly recommend. … more

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