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Old 12-16-2009, 03:47 PM   #21
 
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That was my problenm with my last background poster. When water got behind it you could see it and it would turn that part of the poster white. Huge pain in the butt to fix it but i'm anal and would always take the time to make it perfect again. I'm hoping with the black poster you won't be able to notice if water gets behind it. I really like your idea though. I'll keep you posted!!
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:08 PM   #22
 
Black background

Here is a pic of my 55 as it was just had started a good cycle...
you can see how it looks....
the fish just POP
if they have any color at all that is..
I REALLY like mine.. if I could I would show you a NEW pic of my 55
I have TEXAS holy rock , LACE rock, WHITE ROCK... some people call them
different things... but my Cichlids JUST look good with the Black back ground.

I will try to post more pics soon....
but for now here is one......


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Old 12-16-2009, 08:35 PM   #23
 
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I just got my black background up. It looks great! The fish really do pop and the tank all around looks brighter. I thnk I could use one or two taller plants in the back now because it does make it look a little more plain, but overall, black was a great choice for me!
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:55 PM   #24
 
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I have pool filter sand and a solid black background. The fish and plants look really nice with the blk. background. Any bright colored fish or the neon tetras, or glow light look really nice also. If you put dwarf shrimps in they pop also.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:53 AM   #25
 
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My Cardinals look exceptionally stunning now! I want to get some more if my LFS ever has them in stock again I really like the black background. The plants I added stand out more too. There just seems more to focus on because it's easier to see all the fish. Thanks for all your help and suggestions everyone!
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:24 AM   #26
 
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This doesn't help you but I really miss the mirror-back aquariums. I used to have 2 - 29 gal tanks with mirror backs. With planted aquariums, it made the tank look real deep and lush. I never had to worry about the background getting wet.
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:53 AM   #27
 
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Never heard of the mirror background. do they still make them? I can understand how it would make the aquarium look deeper and more lush.
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:12 AM   #28
 
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This doesn't help you but I really miss the mirror-back aquariums. I used to have 2 - 29 gal tanks with mirror backs. With planted aquariums, it made the tank look real deep and lush. I never had to worry about the background getting wet.
That sounds real cool - Did you use these mirror foil sheets to glue on there or what???
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:48 AM   #29
 
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It wasn't a sheet. When the aquarium was manufactured they used a mirror for the back piece of glass. Mirrors are generally speaking, just a piece of glass with a special coating of some sort added to the back of the glass. You could see/feel it on the back of the aquarium. But the glass was strong enough to support the water pressure. I haven't seen these types of aquariums since.

The all-glass aquarium company is the business park about 1 mile from my home. They don't have a store there but I was tempted to walk in and ask if they still made them perhaps via special order.

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Old 12-17-2009, 09:53 AM   #30
 
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Sounds pretty cool! Maybe you can find reflective backgrounds online. Surely not the same, but you might be able to find something similar.
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