06-22-2010, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
I would not get a shiny black. First, it will be reflective and you want the back to be "invisible" so the tank appears to have greater depth. Second, some fish can see their reflections, and this may or may not be an issue--someone with a betta for example had to remove the background because the betta remained in the back of the tank displaying to its reflection all day.
If the Vall develops yellowing leaves and no new growth, there will be a problem, but otherwise, slow growth is OK.
Ok, by shiny I meant glossy/lamenated. Like the ones they sell at fish stores. Plain black construction paper looks a little grayish and I'd like a more solid black color.
@eileen : The last thing you mentioned was what I used in my 29g tank and I like it. That's what I meant by shiny. I'll look at other papers at walmart and stuff. If there any that are that glossy color? how is the contact paper?