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Old 09-12-2013, 05:27 PM   #1
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backdrops?

I was just wondering how everyone feels on backdrops?
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:50 PM   #2
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I have them on all my tanks, My community tank has a blue background and is heavily planted. I want a background with tall green plants for my angelfish and his soon to be pals, some rasbora. I haven't put a background on the betta yet, but I want it to be pale yellow/ivory to highlight his coloring. And backgrounds hide air tubes, HOB filters, and wires. If you have a cast iron stand rather than a cabinet, you can just let the background hang down all the way to the floor to hide the wires, and it's a really cool effect, especially if you have plants or water background that will move in the breezes in the room. If you do this, you fasten it to the back of the tank, but then just let it hang,
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:25 PM   #3
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I have a backdrop on my cube tank, that covers the back and one side of the tank. As tank sits in a corner. Pics are in my album.
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I have a black background on my tank.

Brings out any colour in the tank and has a really good effect
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I usually paint them on with Krylon Fusion. Solid black is my background of choice for most tanks.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:55 PM   #6
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After getting the idea from another thread on the forum I used black Plastidip sprayed on back of new tank I am setting up. I think it looks great, no air bubbles like on my other tank with the stick on kind. $6 at lowes. Or u can order colors on amazon like green, blue, purple. Gives a great uniform background. Best part it peels right off. I did a test already and peeled of my first 4 coats all in one piece. So I went ahead and did a second run of 5 coats.
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