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Old 07-20-2014, 12:13 AM   #1
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I am in the process of completing the stand for my new tank. Soon I will paint the back of the tank and am wondering if anyone can show me some pics of their favorite color choice. I have blue on my current tank and like it but am reading about black a lot and can't find much for pictures to compare the two. Thanks to everyone that replies.

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Old 07-20-2014, 12:35 AM   #2
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My suggestion is, if your tank is emulating a deep sea habitat use black as background. If it is a shallow reef then use blue. The lighter the color the brighter your tank is. That is if you will be keeping it free from annoying algae.
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Black... IMO blue is too much work, with black you don't have to see all the algae😏


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Black... IMO blue is too much work, with black you don't have to see all the algae��


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This is very true. I have a solid black background for my 55G Cichlid tank and it's very tough to spot any algae, only con I can think about is that you may need to "find" the algae, then clean it. I have a solid blue on my 55G Salt. you just need to wipe the back every other week or so to get rid of the algae in the back, other than that, fish look very nice with a blue background.
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It is true that when your background is black the dark colored algae will be camouflage but what about other algae with other colors? There are purple, red, orange and etc. The blue is the natural color of a reef. Regular maintenance is part of the hobby.
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I like mine black, I feel like it makes the fish, corals and rock stand out better than it does against a blue background. Also, the only time I cleaned my back glass was when I would get the little vermetid snails taking over it.


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Cam anyone post pics of the tanks? The blue vs black seems to be a total personal preference type of battle to me and I would like to see some examples. Thanks all.

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I guess you could always google search 'reef aquariums with black backgrounds'....


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Here is one with a blue background

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I did Google it. Trouble is it is hard to trust what yiu see. Is it natural or photoshopped to highlight colors etc.

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