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Catalogue 2016

© Lee Nuttall

„That‘s how you create natural and low-maintenance aquarium habitats!“

Scape the nature www.backtonature.se


Quality down to the most minute detail Back to Nature are the inventors of the aquarium background. That is why we take the liberty of calling ourselves “Back to Nature − The Original”. Back to Nature is the world‘s leading manufacturer of aquarium backgrounds. They are all designed and manufactured in our factory in Sweden. All Back to Nature backgrounds are made by hand and based originals taken from nature – an extremely complex process, whose secret we have kept to ourselves for years. The result is extremely naturalistic backgrounds with varying colours – no two products are exactly alike. In doing so we have continued an existing trend. Back to Nature backgrounds are not only impressive in their appearance. Our products also encourage the creation of unique, individual aquarium designs. All products can be easily cut and altered – and backgrounds or modules combined with each other. This allows you to shape a landscape exactly according to your individual preferences and requirements. Are Back to Nature backgrounds only suitable for aquariums? Our backgrounds are not harmful to any plants or animals whatsoever – and are just as suitable for fountains, terrariums and vivariums etc. Release your creativity!

Aquarium-compatible materials The materials in Back to Nature backgrounds consist among other things of a polyurethane mixture that has been tested for many years. The backgrounds do not give off any chemical substances that could be any way harmful to fish, plants or other living organisms, neither do they influence the chemical composition of the water. Back to Nature backgrounds can therefore be used in all types of aquarium, both freshwater and saltwater. Hardened, durable surface Due to our special manufacturing process, the surfaces of Back to Nature backgrounds are extremely robust. You need to have no qualms about using quite vigorous cleaning methods, and the risk of damage to the background from algae-eating catfish is minimal. Beneath the hardened surface the material is more porous in order to preserve the shape well.

Unique colouring Back to Nature backgrounds are coloured by a unique process by which the colour can never flake off. The colour is fused with the background material in a chemical reaction, which is why the surface layer remains intact, even after years of use and cleaning. And even better – the colours retain their brilliance. The hardened surface and unique colouring process mean that the backgrounds tolerate standard dosages of common aquarium fish medications (e.g. those containing methylene blue and/or malachite green). Ageing with dignity Back to Nature has been on the market since 1994 – but Sune and Charlie had already carried out experiments and tests for many years beforehand in order to present the perfect aquarium background. The test phase had already been completed by the time of the presentation in 1994, by which time all the weak points had been identified and rectified. What was presented to the market was a perfected product.

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Questions to Back to Nature

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What is a Back to Nature background?

Back to Nature backgrounds are deceptively realistic three-dimensional landscapes that can be used in aquariums and terrariums. They can partially or completely cover the rear glass wall and transform the aquarium into an exciting, lifelike environment in which the animals can thrive. Back to Nature backgrounds (BTNs) not only look good, they also have practical uses: Most animals feel more secure and can orientate themselves better. In fact, some species do not even display their natural behaviour in „empty“ aquariums. Another clear advantage is that all the technical equipment can be installed out of site behind the Back to Nature. The ideal solution is to install a large biological filter behind the Back to Nature that is effective for several years without having to be cleaned. Doesn‘t the 3D-background take up too much space in the aquarium? On average, a 3D-background takes up a depth of 5–15 cm in the aquarium. For that reason we always recommend an aquarium with a minimum depth of 40 cm. The deeper the aquarium, the more attractive the 3D-effect. The 200 cm-long XL Amazonas background should only be used in aquariums with a minimum depth of 70–80 cm. The Malawi background is very flat and requires only a minimum depth. On the other hand, real stones and roots also take up a lot of space in the aquarium. However, a 3D-background displaces considerably less water than stones for example. Use the area behind the background as a large biofilter. Does the water behind the background have to circulate? Yes, the water has to circulate behind the background to prevent any sources of decomposition forming. Use the free space behind the background for the filter and/or install other visually intrusive components such as flow pumps, heaters, pipes etc. How long does a background last? The oldest backgrounds have been under water for 25 years and are still in perfect condition. The unique manufacturing process makes Back to Nature products extremely robust and colourfast. For this reason our aquarium products come with a 10-year guarantee. My aquarium is taller than the background – what can I do? If the aquarium is taller than the background, filter foam or a rigid foam board can be built in underneath the background up to a maximum height of 10 cm. These can then be covered with substrate and will no longer be visible. The 3D-backgrounds must be fixed in the middle to a glass strip or rigid foam board on to the glass bottom of the aquarium. The rest of the area should be with filter foam bonded to the bottom and rear wall of the aquarium. Excess foam is cut away along the length of the background. Finally, cover the foam with silicone aquarium sealant and then cover over with aquarium gravel or coarse sand. Make sure you are wearing disposable gloves when you do this. How do you keep a BTN clean?

© Oliver Knott

© Oliver Knott

© Oliver Knott

© Oliver Knott

Put algae-eating fish and snails in the aquarium. The animals graze on the surfaces and keep them clean the natural way. However, if the background does become soiled or covered with algae, simply brush it off with a washing-up brush. The backgrounds are rugged and will not be damaged by it.

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Amazonas

Aquarium background for Amazonian aquariums

The Amazon in the north of South America is the habitat of numerous aquarium fish, from cichlids to gluttonous catfish down to the tiny tetras that live in shoals. There are many different biotopes in the Amazon and often driftwood or tree roots form an essential part of the natural environment of these fish. Amazonas 200 cm

Amazonas 80-160 cm

Article No.

EAN

Description

MSRP [â‚Ź]

03000000

7350034903024

Background Amazonas L: 200 x H: 60 cm

949,00

03000001

7350034903048

Background Amazonas L: 160 x H: 60 cm

598,00

03000002

7350034903062

Background Amazonas L: 150 x H: 50 cm

469,00

03000003

7350034903086

Background Amazonas L: 130 x H: 50 cm

379,00

03000004

7350034903109

Background Amazonas L: 120 x H: 50 cm

349,00

03000005

7350034903123

Background Amazonas L: 100 x H: 50 cm

289,00

03000006

7350034903147

Background Amazonas L: 80 x H: 40 cm

189,00

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Mini

The background for small aquariums

The Mini backgrounds are specially designed for small standard aquariums from 60 x 30cm to 60 x 40cm on plan and 30–35 cm high. They are ideal for specialist and nano aquariums. Available as Amazon root or rock effect. Mini-Amazonas 60 cm

Mini-Rocky 60 cm

Article No.

EAN

Description

MSRP [€]

03000007

7350034903161

Background Amazonas L: 60 x H: 30 cm

99,50

03000016

7350034903307

Background Mini-Rocky L: 60 x H: 30 cm

99,50

Oliver Knott Aquascaper

It was 17 years ago that I installed my first Back to Nature background for a customer. With Back to Nature 3D-backgrounds it is possible to highly naturalistic biotope aquariums. The handmade backgrounds are manufactured with natural materials and are extremely durable and colourfast – in other words an original. Back to Nature backgrounds are characterised by their very detailed and natural forms with recesses, projections and reef structures. These textures are particularly impressive under LED lighting. Technical components are simply mounted behind the background and are no longer visible. Visually intrusive kit such as pumps, heaters and sump outlets are easily concealed disappear behind the background.

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Rocky

Rock background for aquariums and terrariums

Rocky is a very attractive rock background that is slightly flatter than the Tanganyika and Malawi range and therefore fits well in smaller aquariums.

Article No.

EAN

Description

MSRP [€]

03000010

7350034903185

Background Rocky L: 160 x H: 60 cm

539,00

03000011

7350034903208

Background Rocky L: 150 x H: 50 cm

429,00

03000012

7350034903222

Background Rocky L: 130 x H: 50 cm

359,00

03000013

7350034903246

Background Rocky L: 120 x H: 50 cm

329,00

03000014

7350034903260

Background Rocky L: 100 x H: 50 cm

269,00

03000015

7350034903284

Background Rocky L: 80 x H: 40 cm

169,00

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Rocky River

Rock background for aquariums and terrariums

Some popular tropical aquarium fish originate from rocky submarine landscapes. The new River rock landscape offers cichlids, catfish, tetras and other aquarium fish a naturally structured habitat. Combined with a few stones, pieces of wood and water plants it is possible to design attractive underwater worlds. Due to its natural structure, the appealing 3D landscape produces attractive light and shadow effect.

Article No.

EAN

Description

MSRP [€]

03000122

4250300216489

Background River L: 160 x H: 60 cm

539,00

03000123

4250300216496

Background River L: 150 x H: 50 cm

429,00

03000124

4250300216502

Background River L: 130 x H: 50 cm

359,00

03000125

4250300216519

Background River L: 120 x H: 50 cm

339,00

03000126

4250300216526

Background River L: 100 x H: 50 cm

269,00

03000127

4250300216533

Background River L: 80 x H: 40 cm

169,00

In my business „Fish and More“ we have been using Back to Nature backgrounds for about 10 years. Time and again on many, particularly large projects we and our customers have been impressed by the very good manufacturing quality of the products. The backgrounds have no detrimental effects on water quality and remain colourfast and dimensionally stable for many years. The backgrounds are resistant even to tenacious loricarids. I can still remember when with other materials, we often used to have the problem of the colour and coating peeling away, or being gnawed off by the aquarium inhabitants. Here we award the Back Markus Gerhardus to Nature 3D and Slimline backgrounds top Fish and More marks. Smaller aquariums and some tinkering are easily implemented with the easily worked Slimline modules, even for beginners. I am very pleased that there is now a reef background which opens up the possibility of fascinating saltwater design options. A wide range of corals can be stuck directly on to the background so that the whole background can be transformed into a living reef. Keep it up!

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Tanganyika

3D aquarium and terrarium backgrounds

Lake Tanganyika is the habitat of the Tanganyika cichlids, which have become very popular in recent years due to their graceful form and interesting behaviour. The natural environment of these fish are normally enormous rocks. Although the appearance of this background is modelled on Lake Tanganyika it can, of course, be used in other aquarium landscapes.

Article No.

EAN

Description

MSRP [â‚Ź]

03000045

4250300216663

Background Tanganyika white L: 200 x H: 60 cm

679,00

03000046

4250300216670

Background Tanganyika white L: 150 x H: 50 cm

429,00

03000042

7350034903642

Background Tanganyika L: 200 x H: 60 cm

679,00

03000043

7350034903666

Background Tanganyika L: 150 x H: 50 cm

429,00

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Low maintenance? There is almost nothing nicer than an aquarium that is growing and thriving. Such an aquarium is constantly changing and is fun to work on. However, it requires constant and comprehensive care such as light, fertilizer and cleaning. But with a Back to Nature background in your aquarium you are always one step ahead: A large biological filter can be set up behind the background which will remain effective for years without needing cleaning.

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Malawi

3D aquarium and terrarium backgrounds

Lake Malawi is the habitat of the beautiful and particularly colourful Lake Malawi cichlids, which are very popular aquarium fish. The natural environment of these fish are normally large rugged rocks. Although the appearance of this background is modelled on Lake Malawi it can, of course, be used in other aquarium landscapes.

Article No.

EAN

Description

MSRP [â‚Ź]

03000038

4250300216540

Background Malawi white L: 200 x H: 60 cm

679,00

03000039

4250300216557

Background Malawi white L: 150 x H: 50 cm

429,00

03000040

7350034903604

Background Malawi L: 200 x H: 60 cm

679,00

03000041

7350034903628

Background Malawi L: 150 x H: 50 cm

429,00 Š Kjell Fohrman

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Reef

Aquarium background specially for saltwater

The Reef BTN enables the creation of a reef aquarium with a completely natural-looking background with ledges and terraces. Intrusive impellers, shafts and cables can be easily concealed behind it. The ‚Reef‘ background will be quickly colonised by corals and coralline algae and is resistant to algae-eaters such as doctor fish, snails and crustaceans.

Article No.

EAN

Description

MSRP [€]

03000116

4250300216366

Background Reef L: 200 x H: 60 cm

679,00

03000117

4250300216373

Background Reef L: 160 x H: 60 cm

539,00

03000118

4250300216380

Background Reef L: 150 x H: 50 cm

429,00

03000119

4250300216397

Background Reef L: 130 x H: 50 cm

359,00

03000120

4250300216403

Background Reef L: 120 x H: 50 cm

329,00

03000121

4250300216410

Background Reef L: 100 x H: 50 cm

269,00

Daniel Heerz Aqualogistik GmbH

With the ‚Reef‘ background it is now possible for the first time to create a naturallooking background design with overhangs and terraces even in a saltwater aquarium. Distracting impellers, shafts and cables can be easily concealed behind it. Combined with a few pieces of so-called ‚live rock‘, a biologically active aquarium background is soon created that will be rapidly colonised by corals, tubeworms, sponges and coralline algae. The background is resistant to algaeeaters such as doctor fish, snails and crustaceans.

The background opens up whole new design perspectives for reef aquariums. For example, a sandy zone can be created with a view of a steeply sloping reef edge. In the sandy zone lie isolated pieces of rock on which large free-standing corals grow, just as in a real reef. This provides sufficient space for fast-growing toadstool corals and large colonies of Acropora to develop. Even plate- and table-shaped corals that grow freely out into the tank establish themselves on the background. With this design active fish have significantly more swimming space and the water circulation around the corals is optimised.

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Rocky Juwel

3D aquarium and terrarium backgrounds

Rocky is a very attractive rock background that is slightly flatter than the Tanganyika and Malawi range and therefore fits well in smaller aquariums.

Article No.

EAN

Description

MSRP [â‚Ź]

03000020

7350034903444

Background Rocky Juwel L: 120 x H: 47 cm

319,00

03000021

7350034903468

Background Rocky Juwel L: 100 x H: 47 cm

269,00

03000022

7350034903482

Background Rocky Juwel L: 100 x H: 42 cm

249,00

03000023

7350034903505

Background Rocky Juwel L: 80 x H: 42 cm

219,00

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Orinoco and Rocky Juwel are flat, two-part backgrounds for simple installation in aquariums with a centre divider. These are put together after they are inserted in the tank and then glued into position.

On the right-hand side of each background there is a large equipment chamber with integral inlet and outlet. This compartment offers sufficient space even for large internal filters, heaters and other visually intrusive aquarium components. The large filter chamber can also be operated with the proven back wall filtration. The backgrounds are designed for aquariums with standard dimensions of 80 x 40 – 120 x 50 cm.

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Orinoco

Two-part 3D aquarium and terrarium background

Orinoco is a slimmer background that is perfect for modern shallow-depth aquarium furniture. Although this background is relatively flat and takes up little space, both a filter and heater can be accommodated in a corner. This background is supplied in two parts, which makes installation easier.

Article No.

EAN

Description

MSRP [â‚Ź]

03000030

7350034903529

Background Orinoco L: 120 x H: 47 cm

349,00

03000031

7350034903543

Background Orinoco L: 100 x H: 47 cm

289,00

03000032

7350034903567

Background Orinoco L: 100 x H: 42 cm

269,00

03000033

7350034903581

Background Orinoco L: 80 x H: 42 cm

229,00

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Slimline

Extra-thin backgrounds for aquariums and terrariums

Slimline models are extra-thin backgrounds. They offer the Back to Nature quality and workmanship accurate in every detail, minimum loss of space, easy installation and attractive price. These popular backgrounds consist of several elements with concealed joints that can be joined together as often and seamlessly as required. They are equally suitable for freshwater and saltwater aquariums and terrariums of all kinds. The Slimline range comes in three heights: 45 cm (for aquariums up to 50 cm), 55 cm (for aquariums up to 60 cm) and 80 cm (for aquariums up to 85 cm). The 45 and 55 cm Slimline models consist of three segments. Segments A and B are 50 cm wide (but appear different), and Segment C is 20 cm wide. The 80 cm Slimline consists of two segments: A and B, both 50 cm wide. Due to the design of their shape, the 80 cm Slimline backgrounds can be endlessly repeated in sequence (A-B-A-B etc.). Š Diskuszentrum Mßnchen

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Slimline rock-effect backgrounds can be effectively combined with natural pieces of wood and matching rock modules, allowing you to create your own fantastic rockscapes.

Thanks to the flat overlapping edge detail, no distracting joint is visible when Slimline backgrounds are combined. Slimline backgrounds can be joined together as often as required.

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Amazonas Typ A

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Typ B

Slimline Amazonas, available in 45 cm and 55 cm heights

White Limestone Typ A

Red Gneis Typ A

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Typ C

Typ B

Typ B

Typ C

Typ C

Sand Typ A

Slimline Amazonas, available in 45, 55 and 80 cm heights

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Typ B

Typ C


Basalt/Gneiss Typ A

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Typ B

Slimline Basalt/Gneiss, available in 45, 55 and 80 cm heights

River Typ A

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Typ C

Typ B

Typ C

Slimline River, available in 45, 55 and 80 cm heights EAN

Description

MSRP [€] Red Gneiss

03000080

7350034950103

Slimline Background 60A Red Gneiss L: 50 x H: 55 cm

53,90

03000081

7350034950110

Slimline Background 60B Red Gneiss L: 50 x H: 55 cm

53,90

03000082

7350034950127

Slimline Background 60C Red Gneiss L: 20 x H: 55 cm

31,90

03000083

7350034950004

Slimline Background 50A Red Gneiss L: 50 x H: 45 cm

42,90

03000084

7350034950011

Slimline Background 50B Red Gneiss L: 50 x H: 45 cm

42,90

03000085

7350034950028

Slimline Background 50C Red Gneiss L: 20 x H: 45 cm

27,90

03000150

4250300219213

Slimline Background 80A Red Gneiss L: 80 x H: 50 cm

84,90

03000151

4250300219220

Slimline Background 80B Red Gneiss L: 80 x H: 50 cm

84,90

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Article No.

EAN

Description

MSRP [€]

White Limestone 03000086

7350034950301

Slimline Background 60A White Lime L: 50 x H: 55 cm

53,90

03000087

7350034950318

Slimline Background 60B White Lime L: 50 x H: 55 cm

53,90

03000088

7350034950325

Slimline Background 60C White Lime L: 20 x H: 55 cm

31,90

03000089

7350034950202

Slimline Background 50A White Lime L: 50 x H: 45 cm

42,90

03000090

7350034950219

Slimline Background 50B White Lime L: 50 x H: 45 cm

42,90

03000091

7350034950226

Slimline Background 50C White Lime L: 20 x H: 45 cm

27,90

03000152

4250300219237

Slimline Background 80A White Lime L: 80 x H: 50 cm

84,90

03000153

4250300219244

Slimline Background 80B White Lime L: 80 x H: 50 cm

84,90

Basalt/Gneiss 03000092

7350034950400

Slimline Background 60A Basalt/Gneiss L: 50 x H: 55 cm

59,90

03000093

7350034950417

Slimline Background 60B Basalt/Gneiss L: 50 x H: 55 cm

59,90

03000094

7350034950424

Slimline Background 60C Basalt/Gneiss L: 20 x H: 55 cm

35,90

03000095

7350034950431

Slimline Background 50A Basalt/Gneiss L: 50 x H: 45 cm

49,90

03000096

7350034950448

Slimline Background 50B Basalt/Gneiss L: 50 x H: 45 cm

49,90

03000097

7350034950455

Slimline Background 50C Basalt/Gneiss L: 20 x H: 45 cm

29,90

03000156

4250300219275

Slimline Background 80A Basalt/Gneiss L: 80 x H: 50 cm

94,90

03000157

4250300219282

Slimline Background 80B Basalt Gneiss L: 80 x H: 50 cm

94,90

Amazonas 03000098

7350034951001

Slimline Background 60A Amazonas L: 50 x H: 55 cm

59,90

03000099

7350034951018

Slimline Background 60B Amazonas L: 50 x H: 55 cm

59,90

03000100

7350034951025

Slimline Background 60C Amazonas L: 20 x H: 55 cm

35,90

03000101

7350034951032

Slimline Background 50A Amazonas L: 50 x H: 45 cm

49,90

03000102

7350034951049

Slimline Background 50B Amazonas L: 50 x H: 45 cm

49,90

03000103

7350034951056

Slimline Background 50C Amazonas L: 20 x H: 45 cm

29,90

03000110

4250300216427

Slimline Background 50A River L:50 x H:45 cm

49,90

03000111

4250300216434

Slimline Background 50B River L:50 x H:45 cm

49,90

03000112

4250300216441

Slimline Background 50C River L:20 x H:45 cm

29,90

03000113

4250300216458

Slimline Background 60A River L:50 x H:55 cm

53,90

03000114

4250300216465

Slimline Background 60B River L:50 x H:55 cm

53,90

03000115

4250300216472

Slimline Background 60C River L:20 x H:55 cm

35,90

03000158

4250300219299

Slimline Background 80A River L: 80 x H: 50 cm

94,90

03000159

4250300219305

Slimline Background 80B River L: 80 x H: 50 cm

94,90

River

Sand 03000128

4250300216564

Slimline Background 60A Sand L: 50 x H: 55 cm

53,90

03000129

4250300216571

Slimline Background 60B Sand L: 50 x H: 55 cm

53,90

03000130

4250300216588

Slimline Background 60C Sand L: 20 x H: 55 cm

31,90

03000131

4250300216595

Slimline Background 50A Sand L: 50 x H: 45 cm

42,90

03000132

4250300216601

Slimline Background 50B Sand L: 50 x H: 45 cm

42,90

03000133

4250300216618

Slimline Background 50C Sand L: 20 x H: 45 cm

27,90

03000154

4250300219251

Slimline Background 80A Sand L: 80 x H: 50 cm

84,90

03000155

4250300219268

Slimline Background 80B Sand L: 80 x H: 50 cm

84,90

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Modules / Stones

For individual aquarium and terrarium design

The module system comprises various rock parts that are available in many sizes and shapes. With these rocks it is possible to design your own aquarium backgrounds or even construct caves. The modules are ideal for aquariums with unusual dimensions or shapes, for very large aquariums or as additions to other backgrounds. Module A: Basalt/Gneiss

Module B: Basalt/Gneiss

72 x 45 x 20 cm

78 x 25 x 29 cm

Module C: Basalt/Gneiss

Module E: Basalt/Gneiss

30 x 17 x 48 cm

60 x 47 x 11 cm

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Modules C and T are designed as filter modules.

The intake is already integrated. These filters are placed in the aquarium hanging freely open the top. Filter material and the feed pump are integrated in the modules. These modules are also suitable for the installation of more powerful flow pumps, if necessary fitted with a magnetic holder for retrofitting. 

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Module F: Basalt/Gneiss

Module G: Basalt/Gneiss

65 x 50 x 10 cm

80 x 38 x 11

Module H: Basalt/Gneiss

Module L: Basalt/Gneiss

80 x 42 x 24 cm

50 x 45 x 11 cm

Module M: Basalt/Gneiss

Module N: Basalt/Gneiss

68 x 35 x 19 cm

53 x 40 x 9 cm

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Module O: Basalt/Gneiss

Module U: Basalt/Gneiss

47 x 38 x 17 cm

35 x 25 x 11 cm

Module T: Basalt/Gneiss

Sump strainer

30 x 17 x 34 cm

∅ 6 cm

Available module colours:

River

White Limestone

Basalt/Gneiss

Sand

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Article No.

EAN

Description

MSRP [â‚Ź]

03000050

7350034903680

Aquarium module Basalt/Gneiss A

119,00

03000051

7350034903703

Aquarium module Basalt/Gneiss B

119,00

03000052

7350034903727

Aquarium module Basalt/Gneiss C

119,00

03000053

7350034903741

Aquarium module Basalt/Gneiss E

119,00

03000054

7350034903765

Aquarium module Basalt/Gneiss F

119,00

03000055

7350034903789

Aquarium module Basalt/Gneiss G

119,00

03000056

7350034903802

Aquarium module Basalt/Gneiss H

119,00

03000057

7350034903826

Aquarium module Basalt/Gneiss L

99,00

03000058

7350034903840

Aquarium module Basalt/Gneiss M

99,00

03000059

7350034903864

Aquarium module Basalt/Gneiss N

99,00

03000060

7350034903888

Aquarium module Basalt/Gneiss O

99,00

03000061

7350034903901

Aquarium module Basalt/Gneiss U

49,00

03000062

7350034903925

Aquarium module Basalt/Gneiss R

109,00

03000063

7350034903949

Aquarium module Basalt/Gneiss T

99,00

03000064

7350034903697

Aquarium module White Lime A

119,00

03000065

7350034903710

Aquarium module White Lime B

119,00

03000066

7350034903734

Aquarium module White Lime C

119,00

03000067

7350034903758

Aquarium module White Lime E

119,00

03000068

7350034903772

Aquarium module White Lime F

119,00

03000069

7350034903796

Aquarium module White Lime G

119,00

03000070

7350034903819

Aquarium module White Lime H

119,00

03000071

7350034903833

Aquarium module White Lime L

99,00

03000072

7350034903857

Aquarium module White Lime M

99,00

03000073

7350034903871

Aquarium module White Lime N

99,00

03000074

7350034903895

Aquarium module White Lime O

99,00

03000075

7350034903918

Aquarium module White Lime U

49,00

03000076

7350034903932

Aquarium module White Lime R

109,00

03000077

7350034903956

Aquarium module White Lime T

99,00

03000134

4250300219312

Aquarium module Sand A

99,50

03000135

4250300219329

Aquarium module Sand B

99,50

03000136

4250300219336

Aquarium module Sand C

99,50

03000137

4250300219343

Aquarium module Sand E

99,50

03000138

4250300219350

Aquarium module Sand F

99,50

03000139

4250300219367

Aquarium module Sand G

99,50

03000140

4250300219374

Aquarium module Sand H

99,50

03000141

4250300219381

Aquarium module Sand L

89,50

03000142

4250300219398

Aquarium module Sand M

89,50

03000143

4250300219404

Aquarium module Sand N

89,50

03000144

4250300219411

Aquarium module Sand O

89,50

03000145

4250300219428

Aquarium module Sand U

47,50

03000146

4250300219435

Aquarium module Sand T

89,50

03000160

4250300219442

Aquarium module River A

99,50

03000161

4250300219459

Aquarium module River B

99,50

03000162

4250300219466

Aquarium module River C

99,50

03000163

4250300219473

Aquarium module River E

99,50

03000164

4250300219480

Aquarium module River F

99,50

03000165

4250300219497

Aquarium module River G

99,50

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EAN

Description

MSRP [€]

03000166

4250300219503

Aquarium module River H

99,50

03000167

4250300219510

Aquarium module River L

89,50

03000168

4250300219527

Aquarium module River M

89,50

03000169

4250300219534

Aquarium module River N

89,50

03000170

4250300219541

Aquarium module River O

89,50

03000171

4250300219558

Aquarium module River U

47,50

03000172

4250300219565

Aquarium module River T

89,50

03000078

7350034904205

Aquarium module - Einlaufgitter schwarz d 60 mm

1,99

03000079

7350034904212

Aquarium module - Einlaufgitter weiß d 60 mm

1,99

Installing the modules With modules you can design your individual underwater landscape. The gluing of the rocks is a creative and simple job in several stages. The rocks are glued into position one by one – allow the glue to cure for 24 hours. You can cover the tank background with Slimline boards and glue the modules on to them or cover the background with black plastic film. The modules can be predecorated in the empty aquarium as required. They can be easily cut to the required shape with a jig saw.

Large rocks can also be divided into two. Hanging rocks create attractive depth effects. After gluing the rocks are fixed into position by means of strips of plastic and filter foam. The glued joints are covered over with aquarium gravel, sand or peat. Fully bonded rocks must have at least two openings in non-visible positions for water circulation. Small holes are drilled in rocks that stand upright so that the air can escape. Offcuts should be saved so that they can be used later to fill in attractive areas between modules. Clean the glass before you start gluing.

Installing Slimline 1

The background is positioned behind the aquarium. The widths and height of the tank are transferred to the background with the help of a rule or rod and a felt-tip pen. Allow for the thickness of the glass + 5mm for the glue bead.

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Then the background is cut along the pen line using a handsaw (rip saw or Japanese backsaw) or a sharp craft knife. Check whether the background now fits or if it needs further adjustment.

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Clean the glass before you start gluing. The background is now glued with aquarium silicone. The individual Slimline elements are now inserted along the line of the overlap and then clamped with strips of plastic and fixed for 24 hours.

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Creating a rocky biotope? – With Back to Nature -No problem

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Designing a rocky biotope – with Back to Nature that‘s not a problem. Rocky reefs are often created in Tanganyika and Malawi aquariums using real stones. The stones are built up in layers from the tank base. However, this has several disadvantages. The weight of the stones exerts a load on the tank base; there is a risk of cracking due to point loading. Due to their weight, stones can only be assembled in a standing or lying position and the stacks of stones have little in common with a natural biotope. The rocks also displace a large volume of water in the aquarium. Many cichlids dig out the sand under the rocks which can then make the piles of stones unstable. Back to Nature aquarium rocks on the other hand are ideally suited for creating rocky biotopes. You can achieve great designs with rocks overhanging and suspended above the tank bed. Interesting depth effects can be created and a looser, more natural-looking rock formation. The artificial rocks displace a minimal amount of water and fish can use the inside of the rocks as breeding burrows and shelters. The rough surface, which is manufactured using real rock flour, soon forms a natural biofilm on which the fish graze for food as they do in nature. Combined with different natural stones of the same appearance and fine sand, we can easily reproduce a natural rocky biotope. The aquarium becomes a section of a natural biotope. This aquarium is a modelled on a shallow water rocky reef in Lake Tanganyika. Aquarium stock: Tropheus moorii

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Installing a 3D background 1

Installing a 3D background is easier than you might think. Ideally, it is better if the aquarium does not have a central divider. If there is one, first remove it (it can be glued back in place after the installation of the 3D background).

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The background is positioned behind the aquarium. The widths and height of the tank are transferred to the background with the help of a rule or rod and a felt-tip pen. Allow for the thickness of the glass + 5mm for the glue bead.

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The background is then cut along the pen line using a handsaw (rip saw or Japanese backsaw) or a hand-held circular saw. Check whether the background now fits or if it needs further adjustment. Make sure there is enough space behind the background for the filter and service connections.

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Using a hole cutter, drill 60 mm diameter holes in the background at the bottom and as a surface outlet on the top. These are used to insert the inlet strainers for the background filter and circulation. An overflow comb can also be installed as a surface outlet. The inlet strainers can be later covered with planting and decorations.

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Clean the glass before you start gluing. The background is held in position with filter foam or plastic strips and glued with aquarium silicone. Useful tip: Heat the nozzle of the silicone gun and bend it down into an L-shape Then you can easily apply the silicone between the glass and the background. The side joints can be covered over with aquarium gravel or peat.

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If the aquarium is taller than the background, filter foam or a rigid foam board can be built in underneath the background up to a maximum height of 10 cm. All 3D-backgrounds should be fixed in the middle to a glass strip or rigid foam board glued to the glass bottom of the aquarium. The rest of the area must be built up with filter foam. This is glued to the glass bottom and background. Excess foam is cut away along the length of the background. Finally, cover the foam with silicone aquarium sealant and then cover over with aquarium gravel or coarse sand. Make sure you are wearing disposable gloves when you do this.

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