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Old 06-12-2011, 07:10 PM   #1
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Black, blue or clear background?

I'm thinking clear because I can keep it clear or tape on a background if I need something. But a lot of people say black is best for fresh water and blue for salt.

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Old 06-12-2011, 07:13 PM   #2
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I like black, it makes everything in the tank stand out nicely...
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I've never heard of that? But I think you should go clear that way if you change your mind your free to put a bg up, or take it down JMO
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I like black, it makes everything in the tank stand out nicely...
Agreed, I just put a black background on one of my aquariums and it looks so much better!!!
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I paint all my tanks deep sea blue, black is to dark for me.
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I paint all my tanks deep sea blue, black is to dark for me.
I've never seen a tank with the cobalt blue SeaClear offers.
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:55 PM   #7
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my 45 gallon bowfront i put a blue background and i like it but its dosnt quite fulfill my wants so i painted my new 46 tall with a black paint and i love it i cant wint to get the water, sand and lr in it so i can see it pop
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my 45 gallon bowfront i put a blue background and i like it but its dosnt quite fulfill my wants so i painted my new 46 tall with a black paint and i love it i cant wint to get the water, sand and lr in it so i can see it pop
See, I like that. I don't want a dark tank that pops. I just want it to look like clean, clear water all the time!
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my 45 gallon bowfront i put a blue background and i like it but its dosnt quite fulfill my wants so i painted my new 46 tall with a black paint and i love it i cant wint to get the water, sand and lr in it so i can see it pop
BTW, your's is the first take I've seen with sand at the bottom instead of rocks. Is that harder to maintain? It looks great!
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with the right lighting ive seen some really good black background tanks thats looks really clear, plus it helps the stuff u have in the tank like overflow and return blend in and once u get the good algae growing in it the tanks just looks good. but blue looks aslo. i dont think u can go wrong ether way. if u dont paint it u can go to the lfs and get a blue background with black on the other side and see witch u like better
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