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Old 12-26-2003, 12:00 PM   #1
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Blue or Black backround?

I just picked up some blue acrylic paint at my LCS (local craft store ) and was going to paint the back of my tanks but then saw in my book last night that black backrounds look really nice as well. What do you guy think or use in your tanks, and any pics would be great
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Old 12-26-2003, 12:13 PM   #2
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I was all set to order black but the person who set up my tank talked me into the blue. I am extremely happy with it, nothing looks better than a yellow tang against a deep blue background. I will mention that algae probably shows up better against the blue, if that is a factor for you. Either color with bring out the color of the fish nicely. Look around your house and see what would blend in better! You should be able to view my tank color in my gallery.
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Old 12-26-2003, 12:27 PM   #3
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Here's an idea... Go buy a thin sheet of acrylic from home depot (around $3 if you get thin stuff) and cut 2 pieces the size of your aquarium. Paint 1 black, and 1 blue. Then you can switch back and forth. I just picked up mirrored acrylic that I thought would work well in the refudeum I'm making.
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Old 12-26-2003, 01:46 PM   #4
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here is 2 pics.. One with a blue background and one with a black background

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Old 12-26-2003, 03:51 PM   #5
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here is 2 pics.. One with a blue background and one with a black background

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Thanks!! Thats exactly what I was hoping for!! I think I'm gonna go for the blue backround.
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Old 12-26-2003, 03:54 PM   #6
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I liked the blue but when I changed to black it was like wow I think i Like this better lol


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It is really hard to decide. I have 2 SW tanks in my room and black would match better because my stand and canopy are black and so is a lot of stuff in my room but I'm just not sure. I was also thinking of painting one black and one blue but I'm not sure how that would look.
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Old 12-26-2003, 08:49 PM   #8
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If it's a reef tank...in a year it won't matter what color you picked !! It will be pink!! LOL
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