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Old 12-09-2013, 09:21 PM   #11
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Well , im convinced .. I'll be buying black for my 125..
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:10 AM   #12
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I have a blue background on one tank which i don't like but it came with the tank and is a PITA to remove so i left it on. I did have a black background on another tank which i liked but I removed it as it was too thick to use my magnetic scrubber with. I will be emptying both tanks to move them to a 3 tank stand soon. I'll add black background to all three tanks before i set them up.

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Try black gravel or sand as well
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:12 AM   #13
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I love my black background!! Makes a massive difference!!
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:31 AM   #14
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Edit Try black gravel or sand as well
I went with regular sand,, I have been kicking myself for it too
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im a newb and i went straight to a black background. i used PlastiDip from Home Depot and sprayed the back and one side facing the wall with it. i also used Black Diamond Sand as a substrate. so hopefully its gonna make my soon to have fish in it really pop!
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Just painted mine black too.
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Old 12-10-2013, 02:40 PM   #17
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Just painted mine black too.
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Old 12-10-2013, 02:53 PM   #18
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Thanks. The green will come out as soon as I can find the right piece of driftwood.
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:11 PM   #19
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Thank you for sharing this! I am going to talk to my wife about having a black background on the tank we are setting up.
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Thank you for sharing this! I am going to talk to my wife about having a black background on the tank we are setting up.
I absolutely recommend it. I haven't seen one thread/post where someone has regretted going with one. I definitely recommend painting rather than buying a vinyl background and sticking it on. When(and they often do over time) they bubble, they are such a pain and it will be VERY obvious on a black background. If the tank is small and the rear easily accessible, then vinyl is fine. On a larger tank, it's so much hassle sticking it on and then if you get bubbles, a nightmare to fix.....
Painting it on is so easy, cheap and EASILY removable if you ever need to. If the tank is acrylic, I would be very careful painting it. I have NEVER painted an acrylic tank, as I don't have one, so research it, get the right paint and make sure you research how to remove it if/when you decide to change it....
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