Originally Posted by KristaButler
What do you think the prettiest background cling is? Solid black, rock, or plants. It is hard for me to decide.
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black is the safest and most versatile.
rockwork or planted ones can look great if the tank is nicely/heavily planted and the plants/rockwork is the same/similar as what is pictured on the background. Then it gives a great sense of depth to the tank.
My ten gallon has the cheap picture that came on the tank (Petco 1$ sale)
and once the plants filled in you don't really notice it, but if I remove it and leave the back plain, it certainly stands out even with a ton of plants in the tank.
But when those backgrounds are used in relatively bare tanks, they look like fake crap.