Originally Posted by OwduaNM
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....