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Old 01-14-2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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Why do u guys paint ur tank walls? Im thinkin of doin this to my ten gal plastic bowfront nano reef.
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A dark background on a tank helps to make the livestock more visible, and is generally just more pleasing to look at.
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Why do u guys paint ur tank walls? Im thinkin of doin this to my ten gal plastic bowfront nano reef.
Looks good, hides the wires etc... Also if you have bright colored fish a black background will help make those colors pop. I have a African Cichlid tank and painted the back black. Just make sure if you do it you tape off everything except the back, cover the top well! And clean the back with rubbing alcohol, let dry and take your time spraying it. Light layers back and forth, not to close to the glass either. Watch out for drips.
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It's creates a really nice contrast between background and foreground. Anything with color will really pop.
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:54 PM   #5
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It's creates a really nice contrast between background and foreground. Anything with color will really pop.
Cool. Thanks for your response. I will paint mine once i can figure out how to to remove the tape residue of the ugly background that was on it when i got it, without messing up the plastic...
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Never had an acrylic, but from my understanding, an orange based cleaner is OK, as long as there are no abrasives in it. I do know that something like Goo-Gone is a big no-no...... I'd do some research.
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I have a black painted background in all my tanks, gives a real sense of depth.

It works great showing off colour in my rainbow tank it really shows of the fishes colour
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Can anybody post pics of theirs painted? Im redoin my 55. Now i have a back drop. Not a big fan..

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Old 02-28-2012, 01:47 AM   #10
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Nice. It gives the tank some depth.
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