04-18-2012, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
The easiest background is plain black construction paper. I have this on my smaller tanks. The background on that tank just happens to be an "Amazon" one that I got back in 1995. It is very dark coloured and not glossy, which allows it to almost disappear.
Those floating plants in that tank are a disaster, you don't want them.
Amazon Frogbit. This plant seems to go through phases, right now it is covering most of the surface, but I think it is at its peak and will now begin to die back to almost nothing. I'll toss some Water Sprite in then.
hmmm, I think your right. bet the solid black makes the plants pop too eh? whats the best way to attach paper/card to the tank? I'm using a thin layer of oil on the current back ground. do you use small bits of tape to hold the background in place?
I wanted to ask about floating plants, in my tank the filter output points at the water surface, which breaks the surface and causes the water to cycle round the tank, back towards the intake (my filter is encased inside the aquarium). how does this work when you have the surface covered in plants? and isn't the purpose of the surface water being agitated to allow oxygen to enter the water? or does all of the oxygen come from the plants?