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Old 01-07-2009, 04:07 AM   #11
 
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+one for black background. I fear the light from yonder window will promote serious algae. Very nice tank!
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:34 AM   #12
 
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i will try to burry the bubble wand!
for those who need help resizing.
tried googling "picture resizer"?

Free Online Picture Resizer - Crop and Resize photos, images, or pictures online for FREE!

worked great for me! i had to do mine 50% smaller!
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:36 AM   #13
 
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+one for black background. I fear the light from yonder window will promote serious algae. Very nice tank!

i know its hard to tell from the picture cause my camerea makes it look super bright from that window. but i dont get anylight from it cause of 3 giant trees blocking the sun. I thought about it. but i have no other room for the tank. And it hasnt been a problem for anytanks that sat right there.
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:38 AM   #14
 
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natural sunlight does tend to cause algae problems but since the blind is there and once you get a background on i think you should be alright
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:43 AM   #15
 
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bigger pic of the plants

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Old 01-07-2009, 06:45 AM   #16
 
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Well then that is good news! I have a tank that is also shielded by folaige on tree outside but during winter I keep black mini- blinds closed cause tree has no leaves.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:01 AM   #17
 
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Microsoft Paint works just fine to resize pics in my experience.

You don't need anything fancy to do a background. My 55 gallon used a piece of black fabric. My 6 Gallon uses two pieces of black paper.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:13 AM   #18
 
wont black backgrounds waste a lot of your light though? Since black absorbs all colors... it wont be able to reflect like if you had a lighter background..
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:18 PM   #19
 
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wont black backgrounds waste a lot of your light though? Since black absorbs all colors... it wont be able to reflect like if you had a lighter background..
any light going to the background isnt going to hit my plants anyways so it wouldnt matter.


and i dont think that background color has any effect on anything other than makingy your tank more personal or more professional looking.

but i heard it can also reduce the stress of the fish because it seems more natural. But what do they know they were raised and born in a Aquarium :P
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:15 AM   #20
 
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The reflectivity of white background isn't going to be much better than a black background.
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