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Old 02-20-2011, 06:02 PM   #1
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tank background

is it really nessacery im goin to my lfs today for some fish will it greatly improve the visiual appeal? if so il spring the extra buck for it what do you guys think?

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Well the main purpose for the background IMO is to reduce shadows behind the tank that could stress out your fish...but I'm planning on just planting my tank with real plants so the background plants should take care of that!
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A tank without a background looks bad IMO. Wires, filters, etc showing greatly reduce the visual appeal. You can put tall plants in the back, but it still doesn't give the right look. A dark, solid colored background makes any tank look 100% better than a tank without one IMO
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:16 PM   #4
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thanks il prob pic one up there cheap right?

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A tank without a background looks bad IMO. Wires, filters, etc showing greatly reduce the visual appeal. You can put tall plants in the back, but it still doesn't give the right look. A dark, solid colored background makes any tank look 100% better than a tank without one IMO
Ya, I've noticed that too...I guess you just have to make sure you do a neat job applying it or it could bubble or what not...and that doesn't look that great either IMO
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I got one today for my 40b... I had them cut it to 38" and it cost $2.99. It is reversible, has black on one side, blue on the other. Took double sided tape, put it up to my tank, and took a razor blade and trimmed it to fit.
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Ya I think they are fairly cheap...I just took the old one off the tank I just bought...had a plant and drift wood theme...but I forgot to look at the price on it...sorry
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Hiya, noob here! First post too! May sound like a dumb question but here goes........so tank backgrounds go in the tank or outside on the back?
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how should i attach it tape? n they go on the outside

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Hiya, noob here! First post too! May sound like a dumb question but here goes........so tank backgrounds go in the tank or outside on the back?
Not dumb at all!! Welcome hope you enjoy the site...with that said, there are backgrounds for both! Usually the plastic sheets are for outside...but there are some backgrounds you can silicone to the inside of your tank! I think that's more permanent though
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