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post #1 of 6 Old 06-21-2010, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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What do you use as your tank's background?

So, here's a random question. What do you use as a tank's background, and what do you think looks best?

I've usually used those printed ones found at stores which I've always enjoyed- but I'm not sure how something like that would look in a marine tank.

If you have pictures I'd love to see those too!

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post #2 of 6 Old 06-21-2010, 12:09 PM
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Krylon Fusion if it's a glass tank. Cover the top and sides, then let your imagination/abilities run wild.
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post #3 of 6 Old 06-21-2010, 12:32 PM
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Ive done Paint on a few of mine Blue on one and black on others, we have used those printed ones on others and to be totally honest i have not found one that i totally said yeah i am in love with that yet... i am trying window tint on my new tank this week but i am skeptical....

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post #4 of 6 Old 06-21-2010, 12:39 PM
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i leave them blank. i try and keep my tanks as clutter free as possible so i only have 2 wires on all my tanks.

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post #5 of 6 Old 06-21-2010, 02:33 PM
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All of mine are black. The display tank came with a black background, the other three tanks I painted black. I love black as the colors of the fish *pop* and black looks great against green plants, IMHO.

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post #6 of 6 Old 06-21-2010, 04:07 PM
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painted black. on a marine tank salt creep gets between the tank and those "printed ones" and it looks bad. if its painted, salt creep cant get between the paint.
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