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Old 01-13-2006, 06:28 PM   #1
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A background for marine tank?

Does anyone know a good background to place on the back of the aquarium? I don't want to look through the tank at the wall, and I think the fish will show up better with a background...
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Old 01-13-2006, 06:46 PM   #2
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Most of us will spray paint the background of our tank with a flat blue.

Paint the outside of the back of the tank and let it dry.
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painting is so much easier than a background, you dont have to worry about the water on the back, in between the background and the glass, just looks so much more professional. i used blcak on all of my tanks, and am quite pleased. just used acrylic paint and a roller....
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I have a background that I got from my lfs. It's called Greek Ruins. I love it, it's blue and has a statue and columns that are tanish colored
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Yeah I picked up for $10 a background from the LFS with BLACK on one side and BLUE on the other. But I'm starting to like the painting idea more.
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I painted mine. Works great.
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What kind of paint, what kind of colours, and how many coats?
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I just have an all black background. I taped it on and that was it
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I used rocks and plants behind the tank. I can see the scene through the tank and it makes the tank look deeper.
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I would prefer to paint mine...more of a permanent and neater setup. Can anyone give me a hint on what kind of paint, what colour, and how many coats?
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