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Old 11-07-2014, 11:17 PM   #1
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What color combo is best?

I just scored a nice 55 gallon
With a 404 fluval for 90$!!! Yippee!!

In regards to a sanded tank with a painted back ground, what color combo is best in your opinions. Please if you have a picture post it.
Blue paint, black sand
Blue paint, white sand
Black paint, black sand
Black paint, white sand

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Old 11-07-2014, 11:25 PM   #2
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Black background for all colors imo, blue on black maybe cool too..

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Old 11-07-2014, 11:51 PM   #3
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Black background, light brown sand.

IMO, bright white sand or black sand will cause many fish to not look right from a color perspective.
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I have black with black and black with blue background. They both work well. I'll post some pics tomorrow but the phone cam pics don't look quite like it does in person.

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Black on black seems to make colored fish pop very nicely, along with the greens and reds of many freshwater plants.
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Old 11-09-2014, 10:35 PM   #6
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I'd go with black and tan/or black sand. When I was had white sand, my fish became washed out.
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I prefer the black or natural sand that looks dark with specks of light but mainly darker (what option is best can also depend on which fish you are keeping).

For the background I prefer the graduated blue color vinyl, but the darker blue if you were to paint it because Black sand and black background is sooo dark.


Black Eco Complete isn't totally black, here you can see it in some detail. FTS is a stock black back, it comes that way from the factory no choice.





Here is the graduated blue back ground with Garnet sand. Not a good pic but you get the idea of the background.


here you can see the sand better, most accurate color is in the center between the fish.

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Old 11-10-2014, 02:34 AM   #8
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Definitely black if it were me, or even get a picture background and tape it to the back
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I've really liked white sand, mixed with red-brown gravel, and painted the background blackish (I put dots of cream and red brown on the glass, then painted on the black and got it all mostly mixed).

I agree the not quite black is richer than black black.


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Wow!! What beautiful tanks!! I have decided on black diamond blasting sand and cobalt blue acrylic paint. Here's the beginnings.....Click image for larger version

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