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Old 05-27-2009, 05:12 AM   #1
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Black vs Blue

I have read just about every thread on here about backgrounds and cant seem to make up my mind. I am setting up a 75 reef and need a background color. I know I want to paint it but cant decide on black or blue. I have heard that black is the best because you can see the colors of the fish best, but the tank would look less deep which is why some people go with the deep blue. Any Advice.
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:23 AM   #2
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Spend $10 and buy yourself a piece of paper or background and experiment before you paint it.
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Reef tank? After a year it won't matter what color the background is because the back glass will be covered with coralline algae. Assuming you don't clean/scrape it, that is.

(Personally... I like black.)
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personally I like blue, dark blue...
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I think the blue in This Post in the attatched pic is quite nice.
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Hey! That's my blue... Not my tank.. But my blue...
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you should set up a poll...
i personally like black...but i only have a FW tank
maybe deep blue is better for reef tanks
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yea i am a fw person and i paint mine black.
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I like black for FW and SW.
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ok so i looked at tons of pictures and decided, well my girlfriend decided she wanted a teal background. Well for a year until i have good algae growth. How do I prep tank for painting. I have read that some people clean it with rubbing alchohol. is this that way to do it?
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