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post #1 of 9 Old 05-29-2011, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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How to pick a background color to bring out fish colors?

Anyone have any recommendations on a color of a background for GSPs?

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post #2 of 9 Old 05-29-2011, 06:24 PM
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I like black.. I use matte black for all my tanks.

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post #3 of 9 Old 05-29-2011, 09:12 PM
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Black is my favorite also. It's very dramatic and really makes colors pop. A deep, dark blue is also nice.

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post #4 of 9 Old 05-29-2011, 10:19 PM
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I also Love a black background. I use that on both of my tanks. One of them has dwarf puffers in it and it helps bring out the colors on those little guys.
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post #5 of 9 Old 08-25-2011, 07:37 PM
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i like a black backdrop against bright colored fish. also black gravel makes the colors pop even more. if you dont like the dark look a light blue also looks nice




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post #6 of 9 Old 08-25-2011, 07:54 PM
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i always tape my tanks off then use black spray paint on the back glass.
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-26-2011, 01:42 PM
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As others have said black background is a popular choice. It helps to make the fish pop, along with plants, live or fake.
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post #8 of 9 Old 11-01-2011, 03:59 AM
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It depends on the colours of fish you got, am using a deep blue colour in the background
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post #9 of 9 Old 11-01-2011, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I was looking to make my GSPs color pop and found they need light substrate and a bright blue background to get the yellow to come out. Previously I had the black substrate and it made them look brown and gloomy.

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