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post #11 of 19 Old 01-23-2011, 10:46 AM
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I use black poster board on my tanks. Its cheap and it looks good in a little while I will post a picture of a tank I redid yesterday for some blue rams I will be getting next week and you can see the back ground on it really well.

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post #12 of 19 Old 01-25-2011, 04:34 PM
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That does indeed look very good, well done.

I agree on the background, black would be best with all the other colour you have with the substrate, plants and fish. Dull is best, construction paper or poster board as Amanda suggested is ideal. The plastic garbage bag would be too shiny and you would notice it too much. Backgrounds are always most effective at increasing depth perception when they are dull.

That's a nice looking aquarium.

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Nice Job!! How long has the tank been set up??

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post #14 of 19 Old 01-26-2011, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the comments everyone!! I am going to go get a background for the tank at the dollar store today :) lol Im cheap when it comes to thing outside of the tank lol

Ive had the tank up and running since June, Its my first tank ever and fell in love :) i basically went into school mode when i was researching :P like i had an exam everyday to write so much research.. Payed off tho :)
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post #15 of 19 Old 01-26-2011, 12:24 PM
Looks awesome. Post pics please when you put the background in.
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Looks awesome. Post pics please when you put the background in.
No problem SinCrisis, Sucks that with Macro pictures you cant upoload them to your Aquarium Log profile... :( they only except pics 2 Mb and under.. Macro Pics are like 2.4 Mb plus
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No problem SinCrisis, Sucks that with Macro pictures you cant upoload them to your Aquarium Log profile... :( they only except pics 2 Mb and under.. Macro Pics are like 2.4 Mb plus
The last couple of versions of Windows has an editing program that you can use to reduce the size of photos on your PC. This has worked for me to downsize large photos. It reduces the MB when you decrease.

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Even MS paint will do it... Or you can download a free application called Graphic Converter that works well too.

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post #19 of 19 Old 01-26-2011, 02:36 PM
Mine are the same, i just open paint and reduce the size to 80% of original and the pics end up just a little under 2mb.
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