Hey Sims!!!! *HUGS*
Thank you! Can't wait to see what it becomes a few months down the road. . .
Reflections are the bane of my existence, don't for a moment think they're not, lol! It's hit-or-miss for me a lot of the time, too. . . remember that you only get to see the shots I like best!
I'm sorry. . .I don't have any magic tricks, I promise! Shooting the tank from a diagonal makes it MUCH
easier to eliminate, or at least minimize reflections - plus it gives a better idea of the the depth of the tank, and provides a cool perspective that most of us see our tanks from often enough, but don't seem share online *as* much. . . . it's also best to shoot without a flash in a dark room. My tank is directly across the room from two windows, so I can only take pictures at night. . .
I've found that the aquarium backgrounds that they sell in stores tend to be made of a slim piece of glossy plastic material, which is the WORST thing ever for photography. A plain piece of matte poster-board can be bought for under a dollar at the craft store, and makes things much easier from a photographic standpoint. You do have to be careful it doesn't get wet, though! You'll still always have a reflection from the glass at the back of the tank, but having the matte backing behind it makes a huge difference, I think.
Hope that helps?
P.S. I'm sorry! I know I owe you a PM, just been called away by a kiddo every time I sit to reply to you! >_<