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Old 06-04-2005, 08:36 AM   #1
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Does anyone here have pics of differant backgrounds for their aquariums?

I dont know if I should get one or not, I was hoping to see the differant looks.
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Old 06-04-2005, 08:51 AM   #2
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To add to this, my tang goes nuts when he sees his reflection in the glossy background that I have. Any recommendations on what I can use as a backing to stop this. I used to paint my tanks but did not have the foresight to do that when I set up the current one.

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Old 06-04-2005, 09:01 AM   #3
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People have painted the back of their tanks. I am not a fan of those "under water scene" backgrounds. I think they look cheesey. I went wtih plain blue. Over time your tank's back wall will become encrusted with coraline algea snd you will not be able to see it anyways. Pic of my background in my gallery.
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Ocean View makes a solid color backgrounds that you stick to the tank with moisture , just like car window tinting.they look great IMO.
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Old 06-04-2005, 12:15 PM   #5
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I just have black on mine... looks good as a contrast to the bright colors.
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Old 06-04-2005, 12:18 PM   #6
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tinted rear panel here. cream wall behind.
I also think the backgrounds look cheesy
although those 3D ones in peoples galleries are looking good
very tempting to try.
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All five of my tanks have a black background. I am, however, designing a 3-D background for my empty 75 gal to recreate a riverbank scene. As RLG2182 says, the black contrasts very well with plant and fish colors.
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Old 06-04-2005, 03:27 PM   #8
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I'm thinking of going with black as well. I have black on my back glass right now. I don't think you can see the algae as much with black. I'm thinking of doing black on all three sides and leaving the front open on my new tank. This way you can't see in the room that I'm building this aquarium in.

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Has anyone ever used a mirror?? I was thinking about this today. A mirror would allow you to see behind the rocks and would give you a feeling of depth (and what you look like underwater )
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Mirrors are not good with fish. Scrap that idea.

I also use black on my FW and SW tanks, but I have a tree root background that nicely fits my paludarium.

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