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Old 10-02-2013, 03:40 PM   #1
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Tank backgroud

Not sure what color background to do yet was considering blue, green, or black

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Old 10-02-2013, 03:50 PM   #2
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I would go with black. If you go blue you won't be able to see your decorations. I have a black sheet on the back of mine. That and I get to change it anytime the mood strikes me.
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:58 PM   #3
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I was also thinking a dark chocolate brown I'm sure I will have to make it myself if I do so prob buy brown construction paper and laminate it or be careful not to get it wet
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I think i'd go with the dark brown, not as cold as solid black. Your tank is a bit small for something that harsh (imho).

What about a medium grey? It would emphasize all the colours in your tank.
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:59 PM   #5
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Gray would blend in with female guppies to much
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:00 PM   #6
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Can I paint the back with acrylic paint.. Would I have to take out fish... You can't really eve smell the paint
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:14 PM   #7
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I wouldn't paint it, that's awfully permanent and prone to scratching with whatever is hanging back there.

Most people seem to stick something black on the outside, like plastic or even a garbage bag.
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Actually a lot of people paint the back. I've painted my last 2 tanks with acrylic...
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:21 PM   #9
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Painting is an easy way to do it and if you don't like it you can always take a razor blade to remove it.
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Is it safe to paint with acrylic while fish are in I will leave like an inch or two in back unpainted and I've decided on chocolate brown
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