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picture 4 16.67%
colour (blue/black/other) 14 58.33%
3d background 1 4.17%
live wall (moss wall/other) 4 16.67%
plain/nothing 9 37.50%
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:14 AM   #1
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have you got a fancy picture(pics), a 3d one (pics?), a live one (ie moss wall), a coloured one (blue, black or other) or plain? and why?
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:17 AM   #2
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At the minute I don't have one. I feel the pictures can look very tacky. 3D backgrounds look great however they are expensive and take up valuable space in the tank. I would like to get something at some point but undecided yet.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:52 PM   #3
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I have noticed my favorite tanks have a dark color background. My father-in-law's tank has a busy background, along with brightly colored decoration. With a black/blue background you're eyes go straight for the fish. Just my personal taste. To each their own. Mines dark blue.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:08 PM   #4
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Let's see:

40g: black painted

2x115g and 80g: used burlap material, velcroed to back of tanks. Gives nice a textured look

120g: we have a bamboo shade to put behind it, just haven't done it yet.

2x55g, 20long, 29g, 10g: generic background bought at petstore

36hex: no background, not needed.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:12 PM   #5
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I used to have the picture background but didn't like it. I now use black plastic. In any case, I don't like looking through the tank and seeing filters & wires.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:27 PM   #6
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75 gallon with the back painted flat black
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:36 AM   #7
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I painted my 30 gal with a stonework effect and a Celtic knotwork tree of life design and some knotwork vines. Took a few weeks for all the layers for the stone effect.
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I painted my 30 gal with a stonework effect and a Celtic knotwork tree of life design and some knotwork vines. Took a few weeks for all the layers for the stone effect.
that is very cool
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:16 PM   #9
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that is very cool
Thanks! I somehow pulled some artistic talent out of nowhere! Printed the images out, taped them to the inside and used that as a guide painting on the back. Fairly easy.
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I have slate roof tiles brilliant because they can be cut to any shape
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