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How to pick a background color to bring out fish colors?

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How to pick a background color to bring out fish colors?
Old 05-29-2011, 05:20 PM   #1
 
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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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Old 05-29-2011, 05:24 PM   #2
 
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I like black.. I use matte black for all my tanks.
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Old 05-29-2011, 08:12 PM   #3
 
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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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Old 05-29-2011, 09:19 PM   #4
 
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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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Old 08-25-2011, 06:37 PM   #5
 
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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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Old 08-25-2011, 06:54 PM   #6
 
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i always tape my tanks off then use black spray paint on the back glass.
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:42 PM   #7
 
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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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Old 11-01-2011, 02:59 AM   #8
 
It depends on the colours of fish you got, am using a deep blue colour in the background
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:08 PM   #9
 
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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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