Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-10-2012, 04:31 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
StuMcc99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 251
Black background

I have seen a few people going on about painting the back of there tank black, is this a good thing or what? And why do they do it?
__________________

__________________
StuMcc99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
CorallineAlgae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 3,115
It gives the tank a sense of depth, keeps the hoses and wires hidden from view, and can help to show off, by contrast, the colors of the fish, plants and invertebrates in the tank. Some people like a blue or white background. Most people prefer black.
__________________

__________________
CorallineAlgae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 04:52 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
StuMcc99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 251
Ok thanks, I have just got one of the ones that you cut to size from the pet shops.
I just wasn't to sure why people was doing it, I would of thought it would of made your tank darker
__________________
StuMcc99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 05:23 PM   #4
Lt.
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Lt.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Wasilla AK
Posts: 808
I have a picture of a reef on the back of my tank, though I think I'd prefer black or blue. But I will NEVER paint the aquarium, I don't like that idea. I'll take and put another backround on with a little bit of scotch tape.
__________________
Whenever I watch the News, no matter what network it is, i'm like:
Lt. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 05:46 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
StuMcc99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 251
I no what you mean, I wouldn't want to paint it just in case you was to get a bigger one and want to sell it, maybe just paint the background you have got on there now black
__________________
StuMcc99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 08:18 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 13
If you use acrylic art paint it comes off clean if you ever need to sell your tank.
__________________
Pbarkerhb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 08:42 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
CorallineAlgae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 3,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pbarkerhb
If you use acrylic art paint it comes off clean if you ever need to sell your tank.
Any paint will come off with a razor blade. It's the same as painting a house and getting it on the windows. Scrapes right off.
__________________
CorallineAlgae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 08:53 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
vance1013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Washington USA
Posts: 1,313
Quote:
Originally Posted by CorallineAlgae

Any paint will come off with a razor blade. It's the same as painting a house and getting it on the windows. Scrapes right off.
+1 to that i work maintenance in an apartment complex i do alot of painting it gets on glass and it will scrape off just fine same goes for glass aquariums
__________________
Fish addict Forever! or FaF for short.
vance1013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 02:18 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
huma-huma's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: washington Pa
Posts: 5,257
Acrylic tanks wont fair so well against a razor
__________________
my 125g Sw...Round 2!http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...220171-33.html
ever see someone cut a 125g in half??
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-286438-4.html
huma-huma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 08:41 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
vance1013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Washington USA
Posts: 1,313
Quote:
Originally Posted by huma-huma
Acrylic tanks wont fair so well against a razor
That is true
__________________

__________________
Fish addict Forever! or FaF for short.
vance1013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
background, black background

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.