01-14-2010, 09:51 PM
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I have not had a lot of different backgrounds over the years. I was wondering what type of background you all think shows the fish off the best. When I had a 100 gallon Cichlid tank I had the crush coral (I believe that was what it was called - light colored sand) and lava rock, a few fake plants and a dark blue background. It was a plexi-glass (sp?) tank so there were no seams or frame. The stand was a medium dark wood and it all looked well together.
The 55 gallon tank I have now has the tan rocks/with the brown with black specks Flourite at the bottom which will get mixed in eventually. This tank has the black framing and the stand is kinda contemporary which is not my favorite and has black poles for the front legs and the inside of the stand has a cherry wood type color....can't remember what they call it. It has a smoky glass door which basically looks black. I was unsure if the blue would look well. If have noticed with the regular blue backgrounds that come on the backside of the black it looks sky blue when the light is off and darker blue when it is on. The blue I had before was a darker blue all together....kinda darker on the bottom than the top. I can't find those around here. I am not sure if the sky blue will look well with the setup since I have the tan rocks and this particular stand....kind of hard to explain why I don't think it will be the best match. It would look ok though, I guess, when the lights are on which will be everyday obviously. I already bought the background thinking I will use the black side since the tank has the black frame and the stand does as well. However, I am now unsure if I want to use black and thought maybe I should look into some other look.
I was looking online at different backgrounds and was wondering what you all thought shows the fish the best. My tank is taller in height so if I got the plant scene it would be harder if I cannot find the right scene in the right height.
Last edited by HollyinWA; 01-14-2010 at 09:54 PM..